Clear the terminal screen if possible

I wrote up a super small module to mimic clear on the command line for Node.js. I was surprised when I didn’t find a module that already did this in npm.

View the Project page on GitHub


var clear = require('clear');


Node Clear


You can optionally give clear an argument of false to prevent it from clearing the screen. This will not remove anything from the screen, but instead move your cursor to position 0,0. Much like printing a \r instead of a \n to reset the current line of output.


npm install clear

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