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How to effectively clear your bash history

Jun 07, 2016, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen Tech Republic)

On your Linux machines, a history of your bash commands is retained. This is great when you need to repeat a command or can't remember exactly how you executed a command in a previous session. However, this can also be seen as a security issue. What if someone gains access to your machine, opens a terminal window, and checks through your bash history to see what commands you've run?

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