alias private_mode='unset HISTFILE && echo -e "\033[1m[\033[0m\033[4m*\033[0m\033[1m] \033[0m\033[4mprivate mode activated.\033[0m"'

private mode for (bash) shell

same as "unset HISTFILE" - but the advantage is that you can "tab-complete" it and when you do, you won't mistype it (which could lead to not unsetting the HISTFILE). put the alias in the ~/.bash_profile or ~/.bashrc file in your users home directory, respawn, enjoy! :)
Sample Output
[*] private mode activated.

By: s__
2013-02-17 00:03:37

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