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  1. CLS(Noun)

    Clear screen command in MS-DOS

  2. CLS(Noun)

    Common Language Specification for .NET


  1. cls

    In computing, cls is a command used by the command line interpreters COMMAND.COM and cmd.exe on DOS, OS/2 and Microsoft Windows operating systems to clear the screen or console window of commands and any output generated by them. It does not clear the user's history of commands, however. In other environments, such as Linux and Unix, the same functionality is provided by the clear command. While the ultimate origins of using the three-character string cls as the command to clear the screen likely predate Microsoft's use, this command was present before its MS-DOS usage, in the embedded ROM BASIC dialects Microsoft wrote for early 8-bit microcomputers, where it served the same purpose. The MS-DOS dialects of BASIC written by Microsoft, BASICA and GW-BASIC, also have the cls command as a BASIC keyword. The cls command is also present in BASIC versions for Microsoft Windows, however this generally clears text printed on the form, rather than the whole screen or controls on the form. The command cls has appeared as a clear screen command in many other BASIC dialects and command line interpreters, because of its familiarity through being included in MS-DOS.

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  2. CLS

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of CLS in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of CLS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  1. Darryl Hooker:

    Moving into CLS naturally has a huge impact on the trading volume in a currency. It clearly is a barrier just now, cLS eligibility could be achieved by the PBOC within 3-3-1/2 years. If it was mandated instead to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority to carry out this process (for the CNH) then it could be done in half that time, probably in 18 months.

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