How do I clear the GNU screen command screen?

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Running "screen" for example with:

screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200

How do I clear the screen once in a while?

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  1. Pressing Ctrla + C
  2. clear
  3. Pressing Ctrla: and entering the command scrollback 0.
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According to the [GNU Screen User’s Manual](, the standard way to create a new window is to type `C-a c` (lowercase c). `C-a C` (uppercase C) Clears the screen and saves its contents to the scrollback buffer. It is not the same or I misread?
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Thanks @Gounou yes I'll edit the answer.

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