Like most Python developers, I typically keep a console window open with the Python interpreter running to test commands,
help() stuff, etc.
Like any console, after a while the visible backlog of past commands and prints gets to be cluttered, and sometimes confusing when re-running the same command several times. I'm wondering if, and how, to clear the Python interpreter console.
I've heard about doing a system call and either calling
cls on Windows or
clear on Linux, but I was hoping there was something I could command the interpreter itself to do.
Note: I'm running on Windows, so
Ctrl+L doesn't work.
As you mentioned, you can do a system call:
>>> import os >>> clear = lambda: os.system('cls') >>> clear()
For Linux the lambda becomes
>>> clear = lambda: os.system('clear')
here something handy that is a little more cross-platform
import os def cls(): os.system('cls' if os.name=='nt' else 'clear') # now, to clear the screen cls()