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

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Thu Aug 5 00:47:10 CEST 2010

```In message <mailman.1445.1280767895.1673.python-list at python.org>, David
Robinow wrote:

>  As an admittedly stupid comparison, I have 1579 DLLs in my
> \windows\system32 directory.
> Some number of these have been upgraded by Windows Update.

What about the ones that aren’t? How do you maintain those?

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