Open a terminal and create a file
.lesskey, in your home folder and append the following to it:
If you already have the file
.lesshst in your home folder, then delete it and type the command
You should get any errors here. This will not store any history of
less from now on, until you change the
From the man page of less:
Environment variables may be specified either in the system environment
as usual, or in a lesskey (1) file. If environment variables are
defined in more than one place, variables defined in a local lesskey
file take precedence over variables defined in the system environment,
which take precedence over variables defined in the system-wide lesskey
The maximum number of commands to save in the history file. The
default is 100.
From the comments, I found a better way to prevent having a history file for less.
.lesskey file in the home folder, append this:
If you put this in your
~/.bashrc file, this will work, but will have a lower precedence if you have other values in your
.lesskey file for the same variables.
You may want to have a look at this: