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@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
.\"***************************************************************************
-.\" Copyright (c) 1998,2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc. *
+.\" Copyright (c) 1998-2005,2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc. *
.\" *
.\" Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a *
.\" copy of this software and associated documentation files (the *
@@ -26,7 +26,7 @@
.\" authorization. *
.\"***************************************************************************
.\"
-.\" $Id: curs_clear.3x,v 1.10 2005/10/01 19:34:43 tom Exp $
+.\" $Id: curs_clear.3x,v 1.11 2007/12/29 15:58:38 tom Exp $
.TH curs_clear 3X ""
.na
.hy 0
@@ -105,6 +105,12 @@ via \fBwerase()\fP and \fBwclear()\fP.
That fact is not documented in other implementations,
and may not be true of implementations
which were not derived from SVr4 source.
+.PP
+Not obvious from the description,
+most implementations clear the screen after \fBwclear\fP
+even for a subwindow or derived window.
+If you do not want to clear the screen during the next \fBwrefresh\fP,
+use \fBwerase\fP instead.
.SH SEE ALSO
\fBcurses\fR(3X), \fBcurs_outopts\fR(3X), \fBcurs_refresh\fR(3X)
.\"#