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Keep a Command Out of History

Posted by madhavkobal on 14/10/2009

If you want an easy way to keep commands out of your ~/.bash_history, do the following:

put this in your .bashrc:

export HISTCONTROL=ignorespace

then in a new bash session when you type in a command, if you put a space before it, it doesn’t appear in your history.

$echo hello #in history


$ echo hello #not in history


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