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

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Sun Aug 1 13:10:09 CEST 2010

In message <mailman.1383.1280649150.1673.python-list at python.org>, Mark 
Lawrence wrote:

> 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?
> ... I simply couldn't cope with over 500 installed packages.

Precisely my point. Go back to playing with your .msi toys.

Oh, and <http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1995-06-24/>.

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