Clear Linux Bash History

By   December 24, 2016


On more than one occasion we have wanted to delete the history of commands that we have executed on our computer in linux. Delete the .bash_history file located in our home is an option, but it is always better to use the tools or options that the system itself offers .


We will learn two ways to do it:

  • First:

History -c: So simple! A simple parameter (-c) tells the system to delete the command history.

  • Another method that should work is also:

Echo “”> ~ / .bash_history

This should put a blank line in our history deleting everything else


Easy and quick. Hope it helps!