Clearing the screen

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    Question Clearing the screen

    Hi all,
    I am trying to clear the screen. and I am using DEV-C++ compiler. (free).
    I have followed 1.0 CLEARING THE SCREEN: (Credit: robwhit)
    OPTION 1 and I get the message below:

    :\WINDOWS\TEMP\cc9OFxfb.o(.text+0x11e):but.cpp: undefined reference to `clrscr'

    I also tryed:
    system("clear");

    but I get file not found.

    Colud someone please tell me what I am doing Wrong?
    And or how I can do this?

    Thanks

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    try using

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    system("CLS");
    That will compile.

    Then enter CLS in the dos command prompt...clears the screen, dont it? I think you will understand after that...

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    Re: Clearing the screen

    > I am trying to clear the screen. and I am using DEV-C++ compiler. (free).

    You did read the FAQ before you posted that question, now didn't you?
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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    Please be nice, Hammer... You saw the "Trolls and Flame Wars" thread on GD, didn't you?

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    civix,
    Thank you it works.

    Hammer,
    I might have missed what Civix said if it was in the faq but i dont think so. and if you read futher you would see.

    and thanks to all who helped

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    Zero problemo, Trick!!

    (I got the thanks this time, Hammer!! BOOYAH!!!)

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    look at the fqa on this site
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    The reason it doesn't work when you use system("clear"); because "clear" is used in the unix shell to clear the screen. In Dos environment we use: cls.

    However, how come this bored said I can't view Trick's message because he's in my ignored list??? Weird, isn't it?

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    Originally posted by civix
    Please be nice, Hammer... You saw the "Trolls and Flame Wars" thread on GD, didn't you?
    Yes, I did, thank you. You think I was trolling? You think I was flaming? I think not. The question of clearing the screen is probably one of THE most popular, and has therefore been answered many many times before. A little research by a newbie will bring great rewards, without the need to ask someone else, and will often boost confidence.
    I got the thanks this time, Hammer!! BOOYAH!!!)
    And? Congratulations.
    I might have missed what Civix said if it was in the faq but i dont think so
    So you didn't bump into this when you were looking? Or maybe a board search would have helped you.

    In all seriousness:
    - Trick: good luck with your programming, we look forward to helping you in the future. Just try a little more research on your own before you ask a question that has been asked far too many times before.
    - civix: Lighten up, dude, and learn the difference between a valid response, a troll and a flame.
    how come this bored said I can't view Trick's message because he's in my ignored list
    There was a bug, the board's been upgraded, and this should be fixed now. (For me, all unregistered people were being "ignored" by mistake).
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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    actually, it was more of a lecture.

    and SOOOORY!

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    >actually, it was more of a lecture.
    My first post wasn't, it was only one line!

    >and SOOOORY!
    No offence meant or taken...
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
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    k then, Hammer.

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    I've been getting that user on ignore list sometimes too... kinda annoying
    AOL: GrNxxDaY
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    If you think I may need help, please IM me.

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    Originally posted by GrNxxDaY
    I've been getting that user on ignore list sometimes too... kinda annoying
    If you're still getting problems, I'd suggest adding comments to this thread.
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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