Debian Bug report logs - #371855
clear: don't ignore arguments

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Package: ncurses-bin; Maintainer for ncurses-bin is Craig Small <>; Source for ncurses-bin is src:ncurses.

Reported by: Dan Jacobson <>

Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2006 22:03:23 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Tags: upstream

Found in version ncurses/5.5-2

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From: Dan Jacobson <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: clear: don't ignore arguments
Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2006 00:34:18 +0800
Package: ncurses-bin
Version: 5.5-2
Severity: wishlist
File: /usr/bin/clear
Tags: upstream

clear could check its arguments and complain if any except --help,
where upon it could give a usage message, instead of wiping out the
$ clear /dev/tty1 #should give message instead of ignoring arguments.
Also set $? = 1.
(P.S., "Maintainer for ncurses-bin is 'Daniel Jacobowitz'",
That's my name, but in another language!)

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