How to clear the console in Python – (terminal)
In this article you will learn how to clear the console in Python, also called terminal, in a simple and effective way.
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Cleaning up the terminal or console with just Python is a very simple task
We’ll just need to import the lib os, and use the system method on it.
That’s just to have access to some commands
Here’s the practical example on how to clean the console:
import os os.system('cls' if os.name == 'nt' else 'clear')
With the os.system instruction above, you can clean the terminal
And realize that we are using an approach that will work on both Windows and Linux
Because the code checks for cls, command that cleans the terminal on Windows
If not, it will use the clear,a command that clears the Linux console
So your code will work on both operating systems.
If you are not looking for an alternative via programming, you can write cls or clear yourself in the terminal
Or also use the Ctrl + L hotkey
These two ways are not via programming, but work in the same way as code.
In this article we learned a very simple and effective way to clear the console in Python.
We are also checking which operating system is being used, to be able to support any computer
Through lib OS, we were able to achieve our goal
Running a cls or clear, depending on the user’s OS
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