Clearing Terminal’s Command History on macOS: A Step-by-Step Guide

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The macOS Terminal app tracks the commands and allows users to cycle through recent commands. Users can also clear the command history. Early UNIX computers used dumb terminals connected to mainframe computers. Shell programs in the UNIX operating system allow users to enter text commands. Apple switched the default shell in macOS from Bash to zsh due to licensing issues. zsh includes the history command which prints the most recent sixteen commands typed into the Terminal. To clear the Terminal history in macOS, use the -p flag with the history command. Another way to clear zsh history in macOS is to edit the hidden history file itself. The GNU History Library provides its own programming API in the C programming language. Each field in the _hist_entry type is of…

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