deleting login history after logging out

Oliver Leitner shadow333 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 27 10:23:59 UTC 2005


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Ankush Grover wrote:
> Hey friends,
> 
> Please tell me how to delete the user's bash history file after he or
> she logs out.
> I tried this /etc/skel/bash_logout
> 
> rm -f $HOME/bash_history
> 
> But it is not working.
> 
> Can anyone tell me how to do this .I want to do it for every user.
> 
> 
> Thanks & Regards
> 
> Ankush Grover
> 

Dear Ankush

the easiest way would be a cronjob, that does a history -c every 5
minutes or so.

on a wider approach you might wanna try to make your own daemon, that
does the job.

i hope that helps you further

Greetings
Oliver Leitner
Technical Staff
http://www.shells.at
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