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TIL: Slimming bash History

jonasbn
Computer programmer, runner, LEGO builder, powernapper, yakshaver and father of 2 boys all squeezed in the few hours available.
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Slimming bash History

If you want to have history from your shell with some more value ignoring all of the basic commands have a look at setting the environment variable: HISTIGNORE.

This is based on the example by Kenneth Geisshirt from his slidedeck available at SlideShare, with my own addition.

$ export HISTIGNORE="pwd:ls:ls -l:cd:clear"
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Source: SlideShare

Originally posted in my TIL collection

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