Sometimes you don’t want to leave Bash history, because it may contain some sensitive data (e.g. passwords, tokens, etc.).
This article will help you to take a full control on your
I will show how to clear the commands history for the current Bash session, how to prevent particular commands from being recorded to the
.bash_history file and how to completely erase the Bash history.
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Clear Bash history completely
Type the following command to clear all your Bash history:
$ history -cw
|-c||Clear the history list|
|-w||Write out the current history to the history file|
Remove a certain line from Bash history
Type the following command to remove a certain line (e.g. 352) from the Bash history file:
$ history -dw 352
|-d||Delete specified line from the history|
Clear current session history
Type the following command to clear the Bash history of the current session only:
$ history -r
|-r||Read the current history file and append its contents to the history list|
Don’t save command in Bash history
Execute a command without saving it in the Bash history:
Put a space in front of your command and it won’t be saved in the Bash history.
Don’t save commands in Bash history for current session
HISTFILE will cause any commands that you have executed in the current shell session not to be written in your
bash_history file upon logout:
$ unset HISTFILE
3 Replies to “HowTo: Clear BASH History”
Команда history -cw очищает только текущую историю, но при перезапуске терминала просто добавляет в историю ещё одну команду.
Cat / dev / null> ~ / .bash_history && history -c && exit.
kill -9 $$