JDK-4117429 : TTY: Want termcap-style features
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: core-libs
  • Sub-Component: java.io
  • Affected Version: 1.1.7,1.2.0
  • Priority: P5
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Won't Fix
  • OS: windows_95,windows_nt
  • CPU: x86
  • Submitted: 1998-03-05
  • Updated: 2002-03-15
  • Resolved: 2002-03-15
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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. 
(Review ID: 26031)

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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