My terminal history has hundreds of command, but I just want to keep a few of them

Is there a way to manually edit the list of command executed in the terminal?


While this would be rather tedious now that almost every command gets logged in your history, you can edit your ~/.bash_history file.


to review your history, open the terminal and just type history

I would recommend making a copy first by opening a terminal and using this CLI cp ~/.bash_history ~/.bash_history_old

then edit the "old" one, Once you are satisfied with the result run this cp ~/.bash_history_old ~/.bash_history this will replace the current history. You will be prompted to overwrite y/n?

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