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Clear current session history (bash)

Terminal - Clear current session history (bash)
history -c
2011-07-18 15:29:38
User: piccobello
2
Clear current session history (bash)

Alternatives

There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
unset HISTFILE
2009-05-20 14:46:18
User: syssyphus
Functions: unset
17

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.

HISTFILE=/dev/null
ssh [email protected] "> ~/.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 [email protected] will be registered in the history as well, and it's not usable.

HISTFILE=

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history -c deletes your entire history not just the current session history.

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