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For example, I'm running tail -f someLogFile. My screen has gotten full to the point that only the last line is changing. I now want to clear the screen; but the usual Ctrl+L doesn't work, just shows me the output ^L.

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Using CTRL+L Won't work as input from keyboard is not accepted, but You can do this:

Toolbar options of Terminal -> Terminal -> Reset and clear

This will do the trick!

hope this helps!

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Ah... I'm using guake at the moment which doesn't have a menu bar. But yes this would work on the default terminal. – Aditya M P Feb 4 '14 at 14:37
    
Then best option will be to redirect the output i.e. use $ command > output.txt This will write all the output in file output.txt – Null pointer Feb 4 '14 at 14:40

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