Export you history to nowhere

export HISTFILE=/dev/null/
This command is great for dumping your history so that when you're working on a system that is under a shared account, you can keep others from reviewing your history file. I use this when I'm just visiting a system to diagnose a problem, or to make a quick fix.

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2010-06-10 18:48:43

What Others Think

or you just want to hide your incompetency.
rboatwright · 440 weeks ago
I wish I could vote up a comment.
jed · 440 weeks ago
or you haters have never been in a situation where you needed it +1
whiskybar · 439 weeks and 6 days ago
..or put a space in front of any commands you don't want in the history.
mobilediesel · 439 weeks and 4 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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