Published 28 Jun, 2022

How to clear the keyboard buffer?

Category Linux
Modified : Feb 01, 2023

Linux operating systems are jam packed with features, there are lots of command line tools avilable inside and in the package repository. You'd always find a program for most of your use cases. In this post you'll learn about some of the important features the linux family of operating systems have to offer.

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Solution 1

You must indicate which type of application : terminal (POSIX syscall, curses, or stdio API), Qt, Gtk…

If it is a terminal (syscall) you can use the select syscall and verify if something is available on the standard input, and while it is true, read it.

It is more a programming question.


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