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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Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP, and was awarded Microsoft MVP in Directory Services. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles for various online communities. Nirmal can also be found contributing to PowerShell based Dynamic Packs for ADHealthProf.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions.

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