Any way to clear python's IDLE window?


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I know there's a similar topic about python console, but I do not know if they are the same. I tried system("clear") and it didn't work here.

How do I clear python's IDLE window?

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4/19/2014 12:42:44 AM

The "cls" and "clear" are commands which will clear a terminal (ie a DOS prompt, or terminal window). From your screenshot, you are using the shell within IDLE, which won't be affected by such things. Unfortunately, I don't think there is a way to clear the screen in IDLE. The best you could do is to scroll the screen down lots of lines, eg:

print "\n" * 100

Though you could put this in a function:

def cls(): print "\n" * 100

And then call it when needed as cls()

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9/16/2009 3:44:21 PM

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