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How to Clear Terminal on Mac

Your Mac terminal is useful for performing actions that might have taken longer by clicking on various commands on your device. But it’s wise to clear the Terminal on a Mac for several reasons, such as ensuring that you aren’t overloaded with information and struggling to find the files and folders you need.

 

When you want to empty the Terminal on a Mac, you have plenty of options:

Today, I’ll walk you through each of the above. Let’s begin.

 

Before we start

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How to clear Terminal on a Mac by typing a command

Typing a command will reduce the amount of manual work needed. Here's how you clean Mac Terminal with a typed command:

  1. Type clear in your Mac Terminal
  2. Hit the Enter key. You'll notice that everything is then deleted, except for the name of your Mac.
to clear Terminal on a Mac by typing a command, you must first enter the app. Then type clear in your Mac Terminal and press Enter
Step 1. Type the clear command in Terminal
To finalize the process of clearing Terminal on your Macbook, wait a bit until you see that that everything is deleted, except for the name of your Mac. That's the right sign for completion.
Step 2. If everything done correctly, you will see the clear screen, except for the name of your Mac

How to empty Terminal on Mac using keyboard shortcut

When you use Terminal on Mac, typing a command is one of the most common ways to clear your screen. Type Command + K and tap on your Mac's Enter key. If you have an older Mac, use ⌘ + K > Enter instead.

To empty Terminal on a Mac, you can also use a keyboard shortcut. Type Command + K and tap on your Mac's Enter key. Or use ⌘ + K > Enter instead if your Mac is much older.

How to clean Terminal on Mac using the menu

You can also clean your Mac Terminal with a Mac menu option. Doing so will help you achieve the desired command—even if you have no typing experience.

  1. Go to Edit in the top toolbar
  2. Select Clear Screen.
Another way to clean Terminal on Mac is by using the menu. For this, Go to the Edit tab in the top toolbar and choose a Clear Screen option.

How to clear Terminal screen on Mac using "Clear Scrollback"

Clear Scrollback deletes the scrollback buffer, which is where non-accessible data appears, and simultaneously removes all text from your Terminal.

 

Use the Clear Scrollback command by going to Edit > Clear Scrollback. You’ll find this option beneath Clear Screen.

One more method to clear Terminal on your Apple computer is to use a Clear Scrollback feature. For this, go to the Edit tabe > Clear Scrollback. You’ll find this option beneath Clear Screen.

Other features

I’ve already shared with you a few ways to clear your Mac Terminal, but there are a few more to customize the deletion options for your specific needs.

 

Check out these additional options:

  • Command/⌘ + L: Clears Terminal to the previous mark
  • Edit > Clear to Previous Bookmark: Clears your Mac Terminal back to where you previously bookmarked
  • Edit > Clear to Start: Clears your Mac Terminal to the beginning again (like Cmd/⌘ + K).
Among the other helpful features you may find for clearing Terminal is Command/⌘ + L one. It cears Terminal to the previous mark
Command/⌘ + L feature
One more cleaning feature within Terminal that you can use for its clearing is Edit > Clear to Previous Bookmark function. It clears your Mac Terminal back to where you previously bookmarked
Edit > Clear to Previous Bookmark feature
The last but not the least feature to clear Terminal on your Macbook is Edit > Clear to Start. With its help, Terminal will return to the beginning again.
Edit > Clear to Start feature

Clear your Mac Terminal without issues

Clearing your Mac Terminal helps you keep your computer organized, and the process isn't hard. Whether you want to remove certain aspects or completely wipe your Terminal, you have several options.

 

Besides clearing your Mac Terminal, my advice is to gain better control over your startup processes with MacKeeper's Login Items tool. Believe me, you’ll enjoy faster computer speeds and better organization after using this feature.

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