How to clear screen in Python interactive shell mode?

Steven D'Aprano steve at REMOVETHIScyber.com.au
Fri Sep 16 13:03:48 CEST 2005


On Thu, 15 Sep 2005 21:18:33 -0700, A. L. wrote:

> In Python interactive mode, is there some function acting like 'clear'
> command in bash?  Could somebody here give some advice?
> 
> Thanks in advance.


Something like this may help:

def clearscreen(numlines=100):
    """Clear the console.

    numlines is an optional argument used only as a fall-back.
    """
    import os
    if os.name == "posix":
        # Unix/Linux/MacOS/BSD/etc
        os.system('clear')
    elif os.name in ("nt", "dos", "ce"):
        # DOS/Windows
        os.system('CLS')
    else:
        # Fallback for other operating systems.
        print '\n' * numlines


-- 
Steven.




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