How to clear the Command History in PowerShell window session

by [Published on 29 May 2014 / Last Updated on 29 May 2014]

Tip explains how to clear the command history from the current PowerShell Window session.

To get a list of commands you executed in a PowerShell Window session, we use “Get-History” PowerShell cmdlet. To clear the command history, you can use “Clear-History” as listed below:

To clear complete command history, type below command:

  • Clear-History

Each command, executed in the PowerShell Windows session, is assigned with an ID. To delete the commands with history IDs, use below command:

  • Clear-History -ID 12, 20

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