clear(1)clear(1)NAMEclear - clear the terminal screen
SYNOPSISclearDESCRIPTIONclear clears your screen if this is possible. It looks in the environ‐
ment for the terminal type and then in the terminfo database to figure
out how to clear the screen. Some terminals can clear also their
scrollback buffer to prevent access to potentially sensitive data. If
the terminfo entry for the terminal type contains extended capability
E3, clear will use it to clear the scrollback buffer.
clear ignores any command-line parameters that may be present.
SEE ALSOtput(1), terminfo(5)
This describes ncurses version 5.9 (patch 20130511).