How to clear screen in a Windows command line (MS-DOS)

Updated: 01/24/2018 by Computer Hope

clear screen with msdosFrom the Windows command line or MS-DOS you can clear the screen and all commands by using the CLS command.

Run a command and then clear the screen

If you want to run a command and then clear the screen you can type any command or execute any batch file and then an ampersand and the cls command as shown below.

test&cls

In the above example, if the current directory contained a batch file called test.bat it would run the batch file and then clear screen.

Note: You can also add the cls command in any batch file to clear screen.

Note: If you are trying to hide any confidential information or previously entered commands from the command the F7 key (for doskey) can still show previously entered commands.

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