You need to clear the history of your bash shell
You can do this for security reasons
You can type the following command to clear your bash history:
Please note the > sign which is not the prompt but the pipe into! It means you pipe nothing into your home drive followed by the file .bash_history. The same command, if your home drive is /home/lubby, can be written like:
You can also use this technique to reset log files
This will keep all the permissions on logfile and will empty it.
You can also link ~/.bash_history to /dev/null by the following command:
ln -sf ~/.bash_history /dev/null
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Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.