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    Jey
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    Default system("cls") in Java?

    Hi, this thread probably exists, but not good answers for me. How can I clear screen in Java? Im using NetBeans and his output.

    Thanks for your response.

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    Are you clearing your terminal/console/Command-prompt or some sort of GUI Interface.

    If you are talking about your terminal/console/Command-prompt, then there are many ways to do this depending on the OS and how your implement this.

    For example, In Linux you could just do this.
    Java Code:
    Runtime.getRuntime.exec("clear");
    There is a command in linux that does this already. I bet there is one for Windows as well... I think there is a clear program on windows as well but I am not too sure. If using external programs is not your cup of tea then this should work for you!
    Java Code:
    public class Clear {
    	public static void main(String args[]) {
    	final String clear = "\033[";
    		System.out.print(clear + "2J"); System.out.flush();
    	}
    }
    My API:
    Java Code:
    cat > a.out || cat > main.class

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