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Clear-Host

JuanPablo Jofre|Last Updated: 12/17/2016
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SYNOPSIS

Clears the display in the host program.

SYNTAX

Clear-Host

DESCRIPTION

The Clear-Host function removes all text from the current display, including commands and output that might have accumulated. When complete, it displays the command prompt. You can use the function name or its alias, CLS.

Clear-Host affects only the current display. It does not delete saved results or remove any items from the session. Session-specific items, such as variables and functions, are not affected by this function.

Because the behavior of the Clear-Host function is determined by the host program, Clear-Host might work differently in different host programs.

EXAMPLES

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 1 --------------------------

cls

# Before

PS C:\> Get-Process

Handles  NPM(K)    PM(K)      WS(K) VM(M)   CPU(s)     Id ProcessName
-------  ------    -----      ----- -----   ------     -- -----------
    843      33    14428      22556    99    17.41   1688 CcmExec
     44       6     2196       4964    52     0.23    692 conhost
    646      12     2332       4896    49     1.12    388 csrss
    189      11     2860       7084   114     0.66   2896 csrss
     78      11     1876       4008    42     0.22   4000 csrss
     76       7     1848       5064    54     0.08   1028 dwm
    610      41    23952      44048   208     4.40   2080 explorer
      0       0        0         24     0               0 Idle
    182      32     7692      15980    91     0.23   3056 LogonUI
    186      25     7832      16068    91     0.27   3996 LogonUI
   1272      32    11512      20432    58    25.07    548 lsass
    267      10     3536       6736    34     0.80    556 lsm
    137      17     3520       7472    61     0.05   1220 msdtc
    447      31    70316      84476   201 1,429.67    836 MsMpEng
    265      18     7136      15628   134     2.20   3544 msseces
    248      16     6476       4076    76     0.22   1592 NisSrv
    368      25    61312      65508   614     1.78    848 powershell
    101       8     2304       6624    70     0.64   3648 rdpclip
    258      15     6804      12156    50     2.65    536 services
...

PS C:\> cls
#After

PS C:>

Description


This command uses the CLS alias of Clear-Host to clear the current display.

PARAMETERS

INPUTS

None

You cannot pipe input to Clear-Host.

OUTPUTS

None

Clear-Host does not generate any output

NOTES

Clear-Host is a simple function, not an advanced function. As such, you cannot use common parameters, such as -Debug, in a Clear-Host command.

[Get-Host]()

[Out-Host]()

[Read-Host. Write-Host]()

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