There should be a command on terminal that hides the history belongs a specific tab and lets you start from the beginning of the tab like it is new, but when you scroll up with a mouse you can see your history. I can't remember and find it online. I hope someone can tell it.

  • Ok, I've found it. it is kntrl+L
    – mrq
    Dec 15, 2016 at 21:03

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If you want to clear your terminal window:

  • use the command clearto clear whatever is showing
  • use command+K to clear everything

There are other things you can try too: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2198377/how-to-clear-previous-output-in-terminal-in-mac-os-x

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