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[C++][Ubuntu]Clear Console Window

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Hello, Language: C++ Platform: Ubuntu / (possibly windows) I was wondering if there is anyway to clear the console and set the cursor to 0,0 in my Linux program? Is there a cross-platform method for achieving this?

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I was wondering if there is anyway to clear the console and set the cursor to 0,0 in my Linux program?


Depends on your needs. ncurses is probably what you're looking for though.

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Is there a cross-platform method for achieving this?


Not that I know of, although I believe there are ports of curses to Windows. Apparently PDCurses is one such port. I don't know how complete it is.

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As far as I know main reason's against syscalls are portability and performance, if you are sure, you won't ever need to run app using system("command") under os where command doesn't exist, and that you don't need extreme high performance, or it's not going to have big influence, then use it :)

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As a matter of fact, system() is usually easier to port than ncurses (yes, you can use pdcurses, but there are some problems with it, and changing commands names isn't that big ammount of work)

under win you have cls not clear, so you will have to make some changes in code, or ifdef'it to make os-sensitive compilation while implementing ;)

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Even "cls" isn't guaranteed on Windows. There are wierdos out there that use console shells other than cmd.exe or command.com and those shells might not understand "cls".

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