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clrscr in C

Function "clrscr" (works in Turbo C++ compiler only) clears the screen and moves the cursor to the upper left-hand corner of the screen. If you are using the GCC compiler, use system function to execute the clear/cls command.

C programming code for clrscr

#include<stdio.h>
#include<conio.h>

int main()
{
   printf("Press any key to clear the screen.\n");

   getch();

   clrscr();

   printf("This appears after clearing the screen.\n");
   printf("Press any key to exit...\n");

   getch();
   return 0;
}

In the program, we display the message (Press any key to clear the screen) using printf and ask the user to press a key. When the user presses a key screen will be cleared and another message will be printed. Function clrscr doesn't work in Dev C++ compiler. Use the cleardevice function instead of clrscr in graphics mode.

Clear screen in C without using clrscr

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

int main()
{
  printf("Press any key to clear the screen\n");
  getchar();

  system("clear");  // For Windows use system("cls");
  return 0;
}

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