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volsteni raj
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Joined: Jan 27, 2005
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Can anyone provide code for clearing the screen in java code
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Hi,

Welcome to JavaRanch!

There's no "clear the screen" API method in Java. You have two choices: you can print enough blank lines to push everything off the screen, or you can directly print a clear-screen control character (if your platform supports one.) Most UNIX terminals, and some versions of Windows if ANSI.SYS is installed, support ANSI control characters. See, for example, this.


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Preetham Chandrasekhar
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printing blank lines is the option i know bout


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