clearing the scrollback buffer in mintty
Mon Mar 16 05:44:00 GMT 2009
Andy Koppe wrote:
> Lee said:
>>> For gui consoles, use
>>> alias cls='echo -e "\033c"'
>>> which does clear the scrollback buffer.
>> Thanks Dave, this works on 'xterm' but not on 'mintty'.
>> On 'mintty' it does a 'clear' (i.e., clears the screen),
>> rather than a 'cls' (i.e., clears the screen and
>> scrollback buffer).
> Thanks Lee. I entered issue 65 for this. Looks like PuTTY took a
> different view from xterm as to whether the "Full Reset (RIS)"
> sequence should clear the scrollback, but of course MinTTY is meant to
> be compatible with xterm.
> Meanwhile, this will do the reset and clear the scrollback:
> alias cls='echo -e "\ec\e[3J"'
This works fine even from a batch file. Thanks. And also works with 'xterm'.
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