Ekstatische Lyriken Pinnwand

That's awesome...

written by Pj on Saturday October 3rd, 2015 -- 9:57 a.m.
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That totally works, and I'd forgotten how to make it remove duplicates from the history, so that article was double good.

As for this:

I was recently reading about a case where part of the evidence appears to be a deleted bash history-file. From what I gather, the accused says that the removal was a clean-up job to remove inadvertently stored passwords rather than an attempt to hide nefarious activity.

Am I the only person who deletes the .bash_history file and, in order to avoid its re-creation, replaces it with a symlink to /dev/null? It's incredibly rare that I need command history from a previous session, and on those rare occasions it isn't a big deal to simply re-type the command.

I do the same with the folder that the flash player wants to store its data in.  If you delete the folder, it will re-create it, but if you replace it with a symlink to /dev/null, it fails to re-create it, and so its data storage is permanently disabled.

I have no clue why so much software is designed to store history data forever.  Once I close my web browser, I have no need for any history from when it was previously open.  If I want to find web sites again, I either make a bookmark or I find it the same way I found it the first time.  Aside from the back button and the "restore closed tabs" feature, I don't even use my web browser's history data from its current session, so why anyone would want it to store history data for years is beyond my understanding.


Permanent bash history - crunge - 10/8/15
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