Clear the screen on unix terminals, uses terminfo.
terminfo inspiration courtesy of http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python/Recipe/475116
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def clear_screen(): import curses, sys curses.setupterm() sys.stdout.write(curses.tigetstr("clear")) sys.stdout.flush()
Thans for that. I couldn't find anything portable but this does work on Mac OS X and Linux!