Microsoft DOS cls command

Updated: 11/10/2017 by Computer Hope

About cls

Cls is a command that allows you to clear the complete contents of the screen and leave only a prompt.


The cls command is an internal command and is available in the below Microsoft operating systems.

All Versions of MS-DOS
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows ME
Windows NT
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10

Cls syntax


Cls Examples


Running the cls command at the command prompt would clear your screen of all previous text and only return the prompt.

Additional information

  • See our clear definition for further information and related links on this term.