I want to clear all the history that I can scroll to, so that I start with a terminal without anything in it exempt the prompt. clear only creates a clear screen, but does not delete the scroll history.

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Works for normal terminal and also the kate plugin :)

Oops I had originally put Ctrl-Alt... too late at night it seems

  • :D I was already wondering about myself
    – txwikinger
    Aug 5, 2010 at 1:41
  • <kbd>Ctrl</kbd>-<kbd>l</kbf> works too (for me) May 14, 2013 at 10:00
  • well, Ctrl+l (that is a lower case "L") May 14, 2013 at 10:02
  • maybe I misread the question -- anyhow, Ctrl+Shift+x does not work for me from within Kate May 14, 2013 at 10:04

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