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I have output in my Java console from running an application, how I can i clear it using code ?

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In java, there is a function to clear console and not a command ,like in C++ there is a command :


In java, there is a function :

public static void clearScreen() {  




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Create a method in your class like this:

public static void clrscr(){

    //Clears Screen in java

    try {

        if (System.getProperty("os.name").contains("Windows"))

            new ProcessBuilder("cmd", "/c", "cls").inheritIO().start().waitFor();



    } catch (IOException | InterruptedException ex) {}


I haven’t checked this for Linux But this definitely works in Windows.

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Also, there is an alternate method is to write this code in clrscr():

for(int i = 0; i < 80*300; i++) // Default Height of cmd is 300 and Default width is 80

    System.out.print("\b"); // Prints a backspace

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