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There is a way to forget the history of the prompt?

asked 2020-04-27 13:49:27 -0500

Masacroso gravatar image

I'm using sagemath 9.0 in kubuntu 19.10, I can start it in the console just calling sage, then it starts the sage prompt. However I noticed that with the arrows up and down I can see the commands that I had written in the prompt days ago. My question is: there is a way to clear this history?

Googling I find some related things but nothing works, I tried the commands !clear (this just clear everything that is shown in the console, but not the history of sage), also %clear in and %clear out, that are IPython commands to delete some history, but they didnt work with the described kind of history.

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answered 2020-04-28 04:26:54 -0500

slelievre gravatar image

Sage's prompt relies on IPython.

The history is stored in a file called history.sqlite.

To figure out where this file is, run this from a terminal (without the initial $ which represents the shell prompt):

$ sage --ipython locate profile default

Then change to the directory given by the above command, and remove the history.sqlite file.

A fresh one will be created next time you start Sage.

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answered 2020-04-28 08:45:57 -0500

Sébastien gravatar image

updated 2020-04-28 08:50:43 -0500

One solution is:

sage -ipython history clear

You may also just trim the history to keep only the last let's say 1000 commands with sage -ipython history trim, see documentation of sage -ipython history -h.

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