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I used history -c command and pressed the up arrow to check if my history has been cleared. Well it has been cleared. Then i opened the bash_history file from my home directory and found that the commands that i typed before are still there. What am I doing wrong here? Please help
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Using -rf means that a simple typo in the filename you want to delete could result in you deleting lots of things you didn't intend to. -rf should be used with caution, only when you have a lot of stuff to delete and are absolute positively sure that what you have typed will do exactly what you want.
If you just want to delete a single file use
Personally I alias rm to 'rm -i' in my .bashrc so that I have to confirm deletions by default.
history -c immediately followed by history -w should solve the issue without removing or redirecting anything. If you want to clear the history file every time you start a new shell session, a history -w statement in $HOME/.bashrc should do the trick.