Linux / UNIX: Clear bash history

Q. I’m using CentOS Linux server and how do I clear bash history in UNIX / Linux / BSD operating systems?

A. Type the following command to clear your bash history:


Another option is link ~/.bash_history to /dev/null:
ln -sf /dev/null ~/.bash_history

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