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Clear screen of msdos using Java

Posted by Allan Cahill on April 21, 2000 at 9:36 AM

I am trying to find out how to clear an msdos screen using java
In c++, there was a function called clrscr() which used to serve
this purpose - java does not seem to have anything similiar.
I have looked everywhere for a solution, and tried many different
suggestions none of which work.
For was suggested to use ANSI terminal sequences,
but this failed..
also tried the following -
Runtime r = Runtime.getRuntime ();
Process p = r.exec ("cmd /c cls");
but what this was doing was clearing another thread - not the
main one i was working on.
I need a way of using the above to clear the main thread, or some
alternate suggestion of a solution that ppl might be aware of.
This is an urgent issue and would appreciate any and all assistance.


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