Linux Command Directory
This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.
Click on any of the 687 commands below to get a description and list of available options. All links in the command summaries point to the online version of the book on Safari Bookshelf.
reset [options] [terminal]
Clear screen (reset terminal). If terminal is specified on the command line, the value is used as the terminal type. reset is a symbolic link to the tset command. Invoking the command as reset is useful for clearing your terminal when a program dies and leaves the terminal in an abnormal state. You may have to run the command with a linefeed character (usually Ctrl-J) before and after it:
See the tset command for the available options.