Clear your history saved into .bash_history file!

history -c && rm -f ~/.bash_history
Note the space before the command; that prevents your history eliminating command from being recorded. ' history -c && rm -f ~/.bash_history' Both steps are needed. 'history -c' clears what you see in the history command. 'rm -f ~/.bash_history' deletes the history file in your home directory.

2009-10-16 13:48:20

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The leading space trick will only work iff HISTCONTROL=ignorespace
rbossy · 667 weeks and 1 day ago
Thanks for the code you have shared here for clearing the history Saved into the Bash history file cheap id card printer and I don't think that it is known to everyone so trying out this code will help you to clear the history and thanks for sharing this
Juvanta · 56 weeks and 2 days ago

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