Clear Screen in PUTTY (Linux commandline)

You can use the command


to clear the screen in commandline. But the same can be done using the below shortcut

Ctrl+ L

If you scroll up the putty screen, you can see the old buffer data still exist there.. To remove it completely, select the putty option from the top left and select the option “clear scrollback”


Hope you are happy now… Cheers 🙂


8 thoughts on “Clear Screen in PUTTY (Linux commandline)

  1. This is not what many people want. This does not really clear anything. It just hides it. I am looking for a “home (top) and clear ” which will clear the entire screen buffer. And, I want to be able to program this which means using an escape sequence sent from the [host] computer, not fat fingered in putty.

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