LAST UPDATED:

January 20, 2022, 5:50:23 PM

CLEAR function

MNEMONIC:

CLR

Clear the workspace of all existing panes, leaving only the command line and empty space remaining.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. SUMMARY
  2. DISAMBIGUATION
  3. SYNTAX
  4. USAGE
  5. CHAINING
  6. RELATED FUNCTIONS

1. SUMMARY

The CLEAR (or CLR) function removes all view panes from the workspace. It is used to wipe the screen clean and start again with an empty space. After using CLEAR, any new functions that require a display output will render in new view panes, numbered starting again from 1.

2. DISAMBIGUATION

  • CLEAR is not used to clear a specific view pane. (see PANE)
  • CLEAR does not permanently delete a saved workspace. (see WORKSPACE)

3. SYNTAX

CLEAR | CLR

4. USAGE

CLEAR (or it's mnemonic CLR) is used without subfunctions. It is typically used when you want to declutter a busy screen and start afresh.

As a simple example, you may have several panes open on the workspace.

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The simple CLEAR function will close every view pane in the active workspace.

CLEAR

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Workspace after using CLEAR.

After using CLEAR, any new functions that require a display output will render in new view panes, numbered starting again from 1. The workspace will still remain active after being cleared, and you can still easily restore a saved workspace using the WORKSPACE LOAD function.

5. CHAINING

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