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Clear Screen for MySQL Command Prompt – Linux

On Linux, if you have logged into mysql on the command prompt  and want to clear all text on screen you can use

mysql> \! clear

\! system-command is the command format

\! tells mysql to pass the command to the system


[naveen@localhost ~]$ mysql -u root -p
Enter password: 
Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 5
Server version: 5.1.73-log Source distribution
Copyright (c) 2000, 2013, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its
affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective
Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.
mysql> show databases;
| Database |
| information_schema |
| drupal |
| employees |
| mysql |
| phpmyadmin |
| test |
| zabbix |
7 rows in set (0.00 sec)
mysql> \! clear
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