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Old 02-17-2016, 03:47 AM   #1
indiankrish
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Exclamation unable to clear Firefox web History in redhat-Linux


hi friends

i am using redhat linux 6.7, i want to delete all my web history, i have done the same, i have cleared all the data and cookies but unfortunately i am able to get my prev URL's, in firefox is there any thing else i need to do or from command line??, i thing still that history was saved somewhere in the system could you please suggest me something
 
Old 02-17-2016, 08:31 AM   #2
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hi friends
i am using redhat linux 6.7, i want to delete all my web history, i have done the same, i have cleared all the data and cookies but unfortunately i am able to get my prev URL's, in firefox is there any thing else i need to do or from command line??, i thing still that history was saved somewhere in the system could you please suggest me something
You don't actually tell us what you did...saying "I have done the same" tells us nothing. What version of Firefox? Did you try reading the documentation on Firefox? Are you running this as root?
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...istory-firefox
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how

Also, why are you using RHEL for your desktop system for web-browsing??? Since you've got a 'certification', you should know that RHEL is for servers, not desktops.
 
Old 02-17-2016, 10:01 AM   #3
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You could delete your firefox profile and start over in Firefox.
 
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Old 02-17-2016, 03:44 PM   #4
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you clear the history the same way for firefox 44 on ALL versions of linux and MS Windows

it is the same for every OS

you clear it from the ff preferences

if you put the "top" menu BACK ( ff hides it )
/edit/preferences/privacy
and put a check in "clear history when firefox closes "
and click on the SETTINGS button next to that

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Old 02-28-2016, 03:26 AM   #5
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You don't actually tell us what you did...saying "I have done the same" tells us nothing. What version of Firefox? Did you try reading the documentation on Firefox? Are you running this as root?
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...istory-firefox
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how

Also, why are you using RHEL for your desktop system for web-browsing??? Since you've got a 'certification', you should know that RHEL is for servers, not desktops.
hey TB GURU,


How are you? After long time, i think every one knows who are using Firefox how to delete web history, for that also you need documentation that is silly and version is not much required to delete web browsing, as a linux user everyone knows except you that you can do anything as root.

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why are you using RHEL for your desktop system for web-browsing??? Since you've got a 'certification', you should know that RHEL is for servers, not desktops.
Who told you that RHEl is only for servers, for your kind information RHEL is not only for servers you can use it for Personal use, as a PC. Last but not least one question you don't know the basics, but how you will become GURU ?????

Guys actually i asked about below things

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[root@localhost firefox]# pwd
/home/krish/.mozilla/firefox
[root@localhost firefox]# ls -la
total 8
drwx------. 3 krish krish 48 Dec 6 16:55 .
drwxr-xr-x. 5 krish krish 51 Dec 6 16:55 ..
drwx------. 6 krish krish 4096 Feb 28 13:27 1jcg65hd.default
-rw-rw-r--. 1 krish krish 94 Dec 6 16:55 profiles.ini
[root@localhost firefox]# ls -l 1jcg65hd.default
total 19504
-rw-------. 1 krish krish 953 Feb 28 11:35 addons.json
-rw-------. 1 krish krish 207840 Feb 28 11:37 blocklist.xml
drwx------. 2 krish krish 66 Feb 28 11:42 bookmarkbackups
-rw-------. 1 krish krish 163840 Feb 28 12:58 cert8.db
-rw-------. 1 krish krish 166 Dec 6 17:29 compatibility.ini
-rw-r--r--. 1 krish krish 229376 Jan 2 14:01 content-prefs.sqlite
-rw-r--r--. 1 krish krish 524288 Feb 28 13:27 cookies.sqlite
-rw-r--r--. 1 krish krish 32768 Feb 28 13:31 cookies.sqlite-shm
-rw-r--r--. 1 krish krish 590288 Feb 28 13:31 cookies.sqlite-wal
-rw-r--r--. 1 krish krish 121 Dec 6 16:55 extensions.ini
-rw-------. 1 krish krish 2071 Dec 6 17:30 extensions.json
-rw-r--r--. 1 krish krish 196608 Feb 28 12:59 formhistory.sqlite
drwx------. 2 krish krish 23 Feb 28 11:28 healthreport
-rw-r--r--. 1 krish krish 1146880 Feb 28 11:28 healthreport.sqlite
-rw-r--r--. 1 krish krish 32768 Feb 28 12:58 healthreport.sqlite-shm
-rw-r--r--. 1 krish krish 623080 Feb 28 12:58 healthreport.sqlite-wal
-rw-------. 1 krish krish 16384 Feb 17 13:23 key3.db
-rw-rw-r--. 1 krish krish 4714 Feb 28 13:15 localstore.rdf
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 krish krish 15 Feb 28 11:27 lock -> 127.0.0.1:+4526
-rw-rw-r--. 1 krish krish 5144 Dec 10 14:51 mimeTypes.rdf
-rw-r--r--. 1 krish krish 65536 Feb 28 12:58 permissions.sqlite
-rw-r--r--. 1 krish krish 10485760 Feb 28 13:27 places.sqlite
-rw-r--r--. 1 krish krish 32768 Feb 28 13:27 places.sqlite-shm
-rw-r--r--. 1 krish krish 754248 Feb 28 13:27 places.sqlite-wal
-rw-------. 1 krish krish 5511 Feb 28 11:29 pluginreg.dat
-rw-------. 1 krish krish 5570 Feb 28 11:35 prefs.js
-rw-------. 1 krish krish 143936 Dec 6 17:30 search.json
-rw-------. 1 krish krish 16384 Dec 6 16:55 secmod.db
-rw-------. 1 krish krish 90 Feb 28 11:27 sessionCheckpoints.json
-rw-------. 1 krish krish 854169 Feb 17 13:23 sessionstore.bak
-rw-------. 1 krish krish 870168 Feb 28 13:27 sessionstore.js
-rw-r--r--. 1 krish krish 327680 Feb 28 11:28 signons.sqlite
drwxr-xr-x. 4 krish krish 39 Dec 10 14:50 storage
-rwx------. 1 krish krish 29 Dec 6 16:55 times.json
drwxr-xr-x. 2 krish krish 25 Feb 28 11:27 webapps
-rw-r--r--. 1 krish krish 2064384 Feb 17 13:23 webappsstore.sqlite
-rw-r--r--. 1 krish krish 32768 Feb 28 13:00 webappsstore.sqlite-shm
-rw-r--r--. 1 krish krish 491912 Feb 28 12:58 webappsstore.sqlite-wal
[root@localhost firefox]#
 
Old 02-28-2016, 07:12 AM   #6
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Try using Bleachbit.

In the future, run Firefox in Firejail private mode.

Or use Tails.
 
Old 02-28-2016, 10:58 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by indiankrish View Post
hey TB GURU,
How are you? After long time, i think every one knows who are using Firefox how to delete web history,
...so why are you asking?
Quote:
for that also you need documentation that is silly and version is not much required to delete web browsing,
And again, if you had bothered to tell us in the beginning what you did/tried, we wouldn't have to guess, and try to direct you to answers. All you said in your first post was "I have done the same"....what, exactly, do you think we can guess from that??? And you ARE aware that different Firefox versions have different bugs/issues, so just saying you're using Firefox tells us NOTHING. This is why you were asked for details...yet you still don't provide them. Read the "Question Guidelines".
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as a linux user everyone knows except you that you can do anything as root.
And apparently, your 'certification' isn't worth too much. If you're logging in to the GUI as root, everyone knows (except you, right?), that that's a bad idea. Also, if you're logged in as a 'regular' user, and run firefox as root, the GUI won't launch, since X is running as a different user. Again, if you open X to other users to 'work around' this, everyone knows (except you, right?), that that's a bad idea.

And there are MANY things root cannot modify/delete/change, despite what you think. Try reading the man pages on chattr/lsattr some time, to find out how you can create files root can't change/delete/modify.
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Who told you that RHEl is only for servers, for your kind information RHEL is not only for servers you can use it for Personal use, as a PC.
RHEW, as in Red Hat Enterprise WORKSTATION is for PC use. RHEL is designed for SERVERS, and always has been....Red Hat's own website covers it, and the differences between the two. I think they probably touch on that in the 'certification' classes.
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Last but not least one question you don't know the basics, but how you will become GURU ?????
I apparently know more than you do.
Quote:
Guys actually i asked about below things
...which appears to include knowing how to ask a question. Your initial question said "i want to delete all my web history, i have done the same". Then you follow it up with this, which should actually be "how to I clear my Firefox CACHE DIRECTORY". You do that by (amazingly!) clicking the "Clear Now" button in the "Cached Web Content" section. Or, you can just remove all the files in that directory. Pick one.
 
  


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