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Do a command but skip recording it in the bash command history

Terminal - Do a command but skip recording it in the bash command history
_cd ~/nsfw; mplayer midget_donkey.mpeg
2009-02-16 17:19:40
User: Kirbe
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Do a command but skip recording it in the bash command history

Note the extra space before the command (I had to put it as an underscore since the website eats up preceding spaces). That's all it takes. Now if you check your history with "$ history", it wont show up.

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This doesn't seem to work in Centos 5

[root@centos5 /]# cd /home

[root@centos5 home]# cd /

[root@centos5 /]# history|tail -n 3

1018 cd /home

1019 cd /

1020 history|tail -n 3

[root@centos5 /]#

Comment by unixmonkey1114 284 weeks and 1 day ago

(btw, the extra space is in there...it just doesn't show up in these comments)

Comment by unixmonkey1114 284 weeks and 1 day ago

Doesn't work in Fedora 10.

Comment by mariusz 284 weeks and 1 day ago

This works with Opensuse 11 and midget_donkey rocks!!!

Comment by Williebee 284 weeks and 1 day ago

Works in Ubuntu 8.10. Upon checking the bash man page, you need the environment variable HISTCONTROL=ignoreboth or =ignorespace.

My bad for not noting this. Also you can have more control by using HISTIGNORE

Comment by Kirbe 284 weeks and 1 day ago

other (possibly helpful) info at this duplicate:

http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/1512/execute-a-command-without-saving-it-in-the-history

Comment by sudopeople 278 weeks and 5 days ago

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