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How to Clear the Terminal History on Linux

Command history allows you to find and reuse previously typed commands.

How to clear the terminal command line history:

Login with the user account whose terminal history you plan to clear

Open a terminal window and type history -c


You can add the command to your ~/.bash_logout so that history will get cleared when you logout:

echo 'history -c' >> ~/.bash_logout

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