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Sneaky logout

Terminal - Sneaky logout
rm ~/.bash_history && kill -9 $$
2009-10-08 12:25:47
User: Velenux
Functions: kill rm
-5
Sneaky logout

Best way I know to get rid of .bash_history and don't allow bash to save the current one on exit

Edit: added ~/ before .bash_history, just in case... ;)

Alternatives

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Terminal - Alternatives
unset HISTFILE
2009-05-20 14:46:18
User: syssyphus
Functions: unset
14

this will cause any commands that you have executed in the current shell session to not be written in your bash_history file upon logout

unset HISTFILE
2010-11-15 09:16:11
User: Delian
Functions: unset
6

Unsetting HISTFILE avoid getting current session history list saved.

history -c
HISTFILE=/dev/null
ssh user@hostname.domain "> ~/.bash_history"
2012-07-09 14:29:22
User: maxadamo
Functions: ssh
1

Only from a remote machine:

Only access to the server will be logged, but not the command.

The same way, you can run any command without loggin it to history.

ssh user@localhost will be registered in the history as well, and it's not usable.

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What others think

What's wrong with using the history command to clear the history?

history -c && exit
Comment by jgc 299 weeks and 2 days ago

didn't known that, jgc, thanks! :)

Comment by Velenux 299 weeks and 2 days ago

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