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Date:      Fri, 23 Jan 2009 02:32:49 +0100
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        Frank Shute <frank@shute.org.uk>
Cc:        Steve Franks <bahamasfranks@gmail.com>, FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: <dumb> how to clear scroll-back buffer in console/xterm?
Message-ID:  <20090123023249.f04e91d5.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <20090122212812.GA85841@melon.esperance-linux.co.uk>
References:  <539c60b90901221249q19142c73rd8ccf164cb07fc5a@mail.gmail.com> <20090122212812.GA85841@melon.esperance-linux.co.uk>

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On Thu, 22 Jan 2009 21:28:12 +0000, Frank Shute <frank@shute.org.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 01:49:13PM -0700, Steve Franks wrote:
> >
> > Occasionally, one wants to do this.  Unfortunately this is one of
> > those topics with too many generic search terms that gives 2.99x10e8
> > hits.  Clearly, I'm suffering from information overload both in my
> > console sessions and my google searches ;)
> > 
> 
> Ctl-L does it for me in xterm. Might work in the console too.

Works there, but you can still press the Scroll Lock key and then
use the cursor / page moving keys to check what's "up" there.

If you need to clear the console when logging out, just put the
command

	clear

in your ~/.logout, or globally into /etc/csh.logout.



-- 
Polytropon
>From Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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