How to remove or clear the history of all the commands that were executed in the Linux terminal?

Published August 11, 2021

To remove the history or the traces of all the commands executed, you can use the history command followed by the -c flag (clear contents flag) in the Linux terminal.

# Clear all the traces or the history
# of commands executed
history -c
  • You may have to restart your current terminal session to check if the history has been deleted.

See the execution of the above command live in repl.it.

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