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Replacement for CLEAR to avoid destructive behavior

version 1.0.0.1 (1.65 KB) by Carl Witthoft
this clear.m ensures you'll never accidentally type "clear" or "clear all" and wipe your workspace.

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Updated 29 Apr 2019

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this function masks the builtin "clear" and carefully checks to make sure that "all" (or the default zero-argument case, which MathWorks foolishly made equivalent to "all") is not in the argument list. It accepts any mixture of string and cell arrays of string arguments.
Further, this function checks whether it was called from the console. If not , i.e. was called from within a function, it reverts to the builtin "clear" function so that function environments can be cleared as would normally happen.
With thanks to Cris Luengo and Andrew Janke over at StackOverflow.

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Carl Witthoft (2021). Replacement for CLEAR to avoid destructive behavior (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/71405-replacement-for-clear-to-avoid-destructive-behavior), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2015b
Compatible with any release
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