Clearing the screen

Craig Ringer craig at
Sat Dec 25 14:19:41 CET 2004

On Sat, 2004-12-25 at 07:43, Ishwor wrote:
> On 24 Dec 2004 15:33:26 -0800, Lars <lars-www at> wrote:
> > Hi Iswor,
> > 
> > If I understand you correctly then your program is writing output to a
> > console/terminal window and you want to clear that window.
> > I don't know of any library methods for that, but you might just do:
> well i am not doing any console i/o. Just simple one. i am trying to
> clear the IDLE (one of python IDE distributed with the original
> distribution) screen which is pretty easy but having to do

> >>>import cls
> >>> cls()

> everytime is boring (2 lines of boredom!!) so what i want is to be
> able to do just

> >>>cls()

> and nothing more or even less!! ;-) 

Assuming cls.cls() does the job for you, just add 'from cls import cls'
to your pythonrc ( ${HOME}/.pythonrc on UNIX , NFI on windows ).

On a side note, it'd be easier to read your post if you'd use the shift
key more often :-P

Craig Ringer

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