How to clear the screen when using Terminal for Mac or Linux

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Sometimes, your screen can get cluttered when you’re working in the Terminal for Linux or Mac.  Fortunately, there is a very simple command to clear the screen.

When you’re at the Terminal prompt, just type the command clear.  That’ll clear the screen and give you a clean slate.