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delete a line from your shell history

Terminal - delete a line from your shell history
history -d
2009-04-27 20:19:09
User: sud0er
delete a line from your shell history

If you're a moron like me, sometimes your fingers get away from you and you, for example, enter your password when you're already authenticated to ssh-agent, sudo, etc., and your password ends up in shell history. Here's how to get it out.


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I have to use this one quite often.

My usage isn't usually to remove passwords, but because I've accidentally pasted a large number of lines into a terminal window. Have to use a for loop to delete a bunch of lines.

Comment by fritz_monroe 447 weeks and 1 day ago

Wow, commandlinefu just taught me the fix for an annoyance I have had for years! Thanks so much.

Comment by philiph 446 weeks and 4 days ago

You can also remove the command by moving to the command and delete that line. And followed by up/down key (not enter), the command will be erased.

Comment by ckclark 400 weeks and 1 day ago

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