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1. clear.1.man

Manpage of clear

clear

Section: User Commands (1)
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NAME

clear - clear the terminal screen  

SYNOPSIS

clear
 

DESCRIPTION

clear clears your screen if this is possible. It looks in the environment for the terminal type and then in the terminfo database to figure out how to clear the screen.

clear ignores any command-line parameters that may be present.  

SEE ALSO

tput(1), terminfo(5)

This describes ncurses version 5.9 (patch 20110404).


 

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2. clear.3.man

Manpage of curs_clear

curs_clear

Section: Miscellaneous Library Functions (3X)
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NAME

erase, werase, clear, wclear, clrtobot, wclrtobot, clrtoeol, wclrtoeol - clear all or part of a curses window  

SYNOPSIS

# include <curses.h>

int erase(void);
int werase(WINDOW *win);
int clear(void);
int wclear(WINDOW *win);
int clrtobot(void);
int wclrtobot(WINDOW *win);
int clrtoeol(void);
int wclrtoeol(WINDOW *win);
 

DESCRIPTION

The erase and werase routines copy blanks to every position in the window, clearing the screen.

The clear and wclear routines are like erase and werase, but they also call clearok, so that the screen is cleared completely on the next call to wrefresh for that window and repainted from scratch.

The clrtobot and wclrtobot routines erase from the cursor to the end of screen. That is, they erase all lines below the cursor in the window. Also, the current line to the right of the cursor, inclusive, is erased.

The clrtoeol and wclrtoeol routines erase the current line to the right of the cursor, inclusive, to the end of the current line.

Blanks created by erasure have the current background rendition (as set by wbkgdset) merged into them.  

RETURN VALUE

All routines return the integer OK on success and ERR on failure. The SVr4.0 manual says "or a non-negative integer if immedok is set", but this appears to be an error.

X/Open defines no error conditions. In this implementation, functions using a window pointer parameter return an error if it is null.  

NOTES

Note that erase, werase, clear, wclear, clrtobot, and clrtoeol may be macros.  

PORTABILITY

These functions are described in the XSI Curses standard, Issue 4. The standard specifies that they return ERR on failure, but specifies no error conditions.

Some historic curses implementations had, as an undocumented feature, the ability to do the equivalent of clearok(..., 1) by saying touchwin(stdscr) or clear(stdscr). This will not work under ncurses.

This implementation, and others such as Solaris, sets the current position to 0,0 after erasing via werase() and wclear(). That fact is not documented in other implementations, and may not be true of implementations which were not derived from SVr4 source.

Not obvious from the description, most implementations clear the screen after wclear even for a subwindow or derived window. If you do not want to clear the screen during the next wrefresh, use werase instead.  

SEE ALSO

curses(3X), curs_outopts(3X), curs_refresh(3X), curs_variables(3X)


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
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