clear screen

Posted on 2004-10-23
Last Modified: 2010-03-31
is their a method for clearing current output in dos window?
Question by:BobtheBuidler
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    ( I am assuming you'r asking for the case that you yourself are on the command line. If this is a java scpecific question, you need to be more specific, like what kind of output you want to clean from where .... )
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    If you mean programmatically and on Windows then practicably you can't AFAIK

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    K, well, heres the point of it.

    Im using java and im testing alot of data, need to view alot of output. want to clean it up. basically im asking if theres a way to clear all past output using java code, to where the new output is starting on a clean slate so to say. does java support this or is their a way to do it?

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    pardon the previous vagueness, just registered on site. :) very cool.
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    Just print a new line to the screen 25 times (or how often you want it).

    for(int i = 0; i < 30; i++) {
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    > need to view alot of output.
    you can redirect the output to a file, and view the file in a good text editor such as SciTE (free open source).

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    Thx guys.

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