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Terminal: clear the command history


Cencellare command history from the history of the terminal is a simple operation. Default, the last 500 commands type in termilane are stored in the hidden file ".bash_history". The previously typed commands can be read quickly by using the arrow keys ("freccia its" and "down arrow"). This makes it easy to invoke a command recently typed, but it could be a security issue if that session was used by more people. So how does one delete the command history?

To read the complete list of the command history from terminal "User logged in" just type the command from terminal "history".

To delete history just type "history -c".

This will delete only the history of the user logged, will need to repeat this step for each additional user you want to remove the shell history.


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