Bash History How to?

Bill Davidsen davidsen at
Wed Jun 2 20:57:31 UTC 2010

Frank Murphy wrote:
> I would like to prevent .bash_history being
> created for root.
> And when "sudo" invoked by user.
> Have tried:
> export HISTCONTROL=ignoreboth
> but nothing seems to be added to .bashrc
> this has come abote as I seem to have
> /tmp/.bash_history
> which may not be good :(
You can add "[ -f $HISTFILE ] && rm $HISTFILE" to your .bashrc. Or just the rm 
command if you're more trusting than I...

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at>
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