Sometimes it is very useful to delete / remove Bash history partially or completely when log out. Here is my favourite methods howto log out / quit / exit Bash shell without saving Bash history. Remove Only Current Session Bash History and Leave Older History Untouched 1. Quit Bash Shell Without Saving History: Unset HISTFILE unset HISTFILE && exit 2. Quit Bash Shell Without Saving History: Kill Console kill -9 $$ Remove/Delete Bash History Completely 3.