Clearing Prompt?

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    Clearing Prompt?

    Hello.

    Are there any commands/libraries out there to clear the screen of a command line application for Windows and MS-DOS?

    I am using Dev-C++ for Windows, RHIDE with G++ for DOS.
    (Linux/Unix G++ would be a bonus!)

    The only other solution I found was:
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    system("cls");
    But it's too slow for the rate I want to refresh the command line at. (ASCII animation anyone?) I also don't feel like calling to the operating system.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by Yart; 10-01-2009 at 10:26 AM. Reason: Forgot to include an OS.

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