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!