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Old 04-20-2006, 07:24 AM   #1
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Question Editing command prompt history


I have tried editing the command prompt history, as I have copied an embarrassing line from an email into the command prompt history. I have tried to edit the .bash_history file but this seems to only contain logon history such as su(for super user). It seems there is a different command prompt history once you have logged on. Please help, got to get rid of this as a few people use this server, namely the boss.
 
Old 04-20-2006, 07:31 AM   #2
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Command prompt history

Use 'history' to see your command prompt history. If the embarassing line is there, you might want to wipe the history with 'history -c'
 
Old 04-20-2006, 07:52 AM   #3
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Is there a way to delete a certain line from the history intead of clearing the entire history
 
Old 04-20-2006, 08:00 AM   #4
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Deleting those lines out of ~/.bash_history should work. Did you input those commands as root?

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Old 04-20-2006, 08:15 AM   #5
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I was logged in as root, yes. I could not find the line in the .bash_history file. It shows the logon information in that file
 
Old 04-20-2006, 08:31 AM   #6
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Login as root again and take a look at /root/.bash_history
 
Old 04-20-2006, 09:20 AM   #7
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Thanks a lot sorted! Thank God!! How do I get rid of this thread
 
Old 04-20-2006, 09:59 AM   #8
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You can't delete threads.
 
Old 04-20-2006, 11:24 AM   #9
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Now remove the logs that show that you came to linuxquestions
 
Old 04-20-2006, 11:52 AM   #10
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is your boss a frequenter of LQ too? i'd love to know what was in the history :P
 
  


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