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I want to open secret files on Ubuntu Natty and after my work delete the history of open files or any recorded activity during last:

  • one hour
  • three hours
  • one day
  • one week
  • etc...

how can I do this, with GUI or at least in terminal.


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up vote 5 down vote accepted

You need to install Activity Journal for this. The events are shown daywise and by Morning, Afternoon and Evening wise. Just right click on those events and select delete.

Snapshot: Activity Journal view

Alternativly Stefano Candori (Activity Journal maintainer) has worked on a BIG FAT ERASER concept.

The work has landed in the source code, but it will be available in next Activity Journal release.

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nice answer thank you! – danizmax Mar 27 '11 at 14:02
Dani, you are welcome – Manish Sinha Mar 27 '11 at 17:21

I suggest you try Activity Log Manager. It is a GUI that lets you configure Zeitgeist. Among other things, it lets you delete the last X minutes of your history.

You have to add the zeitgeist PPA prior to install it, because it is not in the Ubuntu repositories:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:zeitgeist/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install zeitgeist activity-log-manager

And then, open it searching for Activity Log Manager in the dash.

Source: UbuntuGeek

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