Linux history command

If you wish to find what commands you have previously executed in a Linux environment you can use the history command. In addition to that, you can also look in the file ~/.bash_history if you’re using bash. In this article we’ll cover the most basic usages of the Linux history command:

Display the last commands run with Linux history command


Clear your command history

history -c

Search for a command with history and grep

history | grep {Command to look for}
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