clearing the screen

This is a discussion on clearing the screen within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; is there any way in c to clear the console ie in dos you would use cls pascal clrscr how ...

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    clearing the screen

    is there any way in c to clear the console

    ie in dos you would use cls
    pascal clrscr

    how do you do it in c?

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    If you are using MS Visual C++, it will be

    First declare the header file #include<stdlib.h>
    and the clear console function is system("CLS")

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    Thanks alot i needed it for a project which has to be in in twenty mins thanks

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    This topic is discussed in the FAQ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bennyho03
    If you are using MS Visual C++, it will be

    First declare the header file #include<stdlib.h>
    and the clear console function is system("CLS")
    stdlib.h is a standard header so the system() function can be used in any ANSI C compiler not just MSVC

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    >stdlib.h is a standard header so the system() function can be used in any ANSI C compiler not just MSVC
    Using "CLS" as an argument is not quite as portable though. Then there are the "other" issues with system.
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