Why is there no platform independent way of clearing a terminal?

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Aug 1 09:52:17 CEST 2010


On 01/08/2010 08:18, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
> In message<mailman.1382.1280646210.1673.python-list at python.org>, Mark
> Lawrence wrote:
>
>> On 01/08/2010 07:50, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
>>
>>> In message<mailman.1381.1280643817.1673.python-list at python.org>, Mark
>>> Lawrence wrote:
>>>
>>>> Personally I find double clicking on an msi file rather easier.
>>>
>>> Easier than apt-get dist-upgrade?
>>
>> I'm sorry but I only do English, could you please translate. :)
>
> I run Debian Unstable, which has new goodies coming out on a weekly basis.
> The last time I checked for updates, there were over 500 packages I had
> installed for which updates were available. It only took a command like the
> above to upgrade them all.
>
> How many .msi files would you have to click on to achieve the Windows
> equivalent?

No idea, but your mental capacity is clearly infinitely higher than 
mine, as I simply couldn't cope with over 500 installed packages.  What 
do they all do, make your lunch and fetch the beer from the fridge 
amongst other things?

Cheers.

Mark Lawrence.




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