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I know about the Linux clear command, but it just moves the previous output from the visible part of terminal window (KDE Konsole). I can still scroll up and see all previous text. Is there similar command that can erase entire content of a terminal window? (Something like clc in matlab.)

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Possible duplicate of superuser.com/questions/122911/bash-reset-and-clear-commands –  Wesley Aug 9 '11 at 3:23
    
true, sorry for that –  sivic Aug 9 '11 at 3:29
    
@wesley not a dupe. –  xenoterracide Aug 9 '11 at 4:12
    
    
@rozcietrzewiacz: Close but I don't actually think this is a duplicate. The answer is the same, but not the need. –  Caleb Aug 9 '11 at 20:01

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I'm sure you could make a command with dbus. But there is a shortcut for clear scrollback and reset by default. Ctrl + shift + x.

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Yes! Finally an superb answer. Thanks! –  sivic Aug 9 '11 at 4:53
    
Does "Ctrl + shift + x" work only in konsole? –  rozcietrzewiacz Aug 9 '11 at 8:11
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I don't know. I don't use anything else –  xenoterracide Aug 9 '11 at 15:36
    
Ctrl+Shift+X does not work for me in Konsole Version 2.12.3 Ctrl+Shift+K does work – see superuser.com/a/123196/664 –  Piotr Dobrogost Mar 22 at 17:38

reset is enough. No need to explicitly clear scrollback with it.

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reset is not working in Konsole –  sivic Aug 9 '11 at 17:45

The RIS sequence (\ec) indeed doesn't clear history (Bug 171598), but in KDE 4 there's another sequence that does specifically clear history: \e[3J -- Bug 158235.

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