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JDK-4117429 : TTY: Want termcap-style features

Details
Type:
Enhancement
Submit Date:
1998-03-05
Status:
Closed
Updated Date:
2002-03-15
Project Name:
JDK
Resolved Date:
2002-03-15
Component:
core-libs
OS:
windows_95,windows_nt
Sub-Component:
java.io
CPU:
x86
Priority:
P5
Resolution:
Won't Fix
Affected Versions:
1.1.7,1.2.0
Fixed Versions:

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Description

Name: rm29839			Date: 03/05/98


Is there such a command as a "cls" (clear screen), like in DOS or basic, that can be used in a java application (not applet)? If not, is 
there something similar, other than using a bunch of System.out.println statements? I'm using MS Visual J++ 
(and not impressed with it).
This is for a programming assignment that uses menus in the stand-alone interpreter. 
                                     Thanks.
(Review ID: 26031)
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Comments
EVALUATION

Java currently has no support for clearing the console window (in Unix parlance,
the tty).  There has, as yet, been hardly any demand for this feature or for
other termcap-style features.  -- mr@eng 3/5/1998

There still has been hardly any demand for this feature.  We are considering an
API for improved interactive console I/O (see 4050435), but we see no need to
replicate termcap in Java.  -- ###@###.### 2002/3/15
                                     
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