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Old 05-21-2017, 05:44 AM   #1
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How to clear permanent history in linux???


How can i clear history permanently in linux...???
 
Old 05-21-2017, 05:47 AM   #2
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I think you need to clarify what history. Browser history? Command line history? All activity?

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Old 05-21-2017, 05:53 AM   #3
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I want all command history????
 
Old 05-21-2017, 05:54 AM   #4
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May be u can help me with browser history too....
 
Old 05-21-2017, 10:49 AM   #5
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Code:
history -c
clears BASH history, but there maybe other things recording the history such as auditd.
 
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Old 05-21-2017, 11:00 AM   #6
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The browser should have the option to clear all the history (or cookies): try looking in its menu under settings, or preferences. It may be "buried" — in this one I need Settings - Preferences - Advanced.

Flash cookies are different, since the browser doesn't know they are there. They'll be in places like
.macromedia/Flash_Player/
.adobe/Flash_Player/
and it's a good idea to delete them now and then.
 
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Old 05-21-2017, 11:03 AM   #7
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May be u can help me with browser history too....
The way that you delete browser history varies somewhat from one browser to another. Go into the your browser options, settings, or preferences. Some browsers have a setting to delete history and/or cookies every time you close the browser. Some browsers have a menu entry called "tools". Click on tools and you may find menu entries to delete history and/or cookies for one time only. There are some browsers which have both types of options.

The browser which does the best job of removing cookies, history, etc. is Vivaldi. Vivaldi is a fairly new browser created by one of the founders of the Opera browser. Vivaldi has come a long way very fast and I think that the current version of Vivaldi is the best browser available. Vivaldi shines when it comes to keeping web sites from mining information from your history and cookies, provided that you set the Vivaldi options to do so.

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Steve Stites

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Old 05-22-2017, 02:58 AM   #8
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ln -sf /dev/null /home/your-username/.bash_history

Or use a liveDVD. Nothing will be retain after a reboot like cookies, website visits, etc

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Old 05-22-2017, 08:24 AM   #9
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Thanks for giving me the solution's anyway...thanks....
 
Old 05-22-2017, 08:14 PM   #10
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Bleachbit is good program to clear all histories.
 
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Old 05-23-2017, 01:59 PM   #11
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Code:
history -c
clears BASH history, but there maybe other things recording the history such as auditd.
In addition to that you still might want to
Code:
rm $HOME/.bash_history
which typically still contains data after history -c.
 
  


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