Clear Screen shortcut macOS Terminal


You must be familiar with clear command to clear the text on the Terminal screen on macOS, do you know there is a keyboard shortcut as well to the same operation.

How to clear screen of Terminal using Keyboard?

Press Command + L - this will clear the console.

Note: Unlike clear command they keyboard shortcut clears one command at a time. It will not clear the whole screen.

Example:
code2care@mac ~ % pwd
/Users/code2care

code2care@mac ~ % who
code2care console  Jun 14 12:20 
code2care ttys000  Jun 27 14:20 

code2care@mac ~ % date
Sun Jun 27 14:24:22 GMT 2021

code2care@mac ~ % 

Press: Command + L

code2care@mac ~ % pwd
/Users/code2care

code2care@mac ~ % who
code2care console  Jun 14 12:20 
code2care ttys000  Jun 27 14:20 

code2care@mac ~ % 

Press: Command + L

code2care@mac ~ % pwd
/Users/code2care

code2care@mac ~ % 

Press: Command + L

code2care@mac ~ %
macOS Terminal Clear Screen using Keyboard Command and L Keys
macOS Terminal Clear Screen using Keyboard Command and L Keys


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