The Perk of $HOME - .bash_logout

It’s not a well kept secret but I’m still surprised by how many people have never encountered .bash_logout. Its purpose is pretty simple, if you use the BASH shell it’ll be executed when you log out (see, a well named file!)

So what’s it for? Well, I use mine to invalidate any sudo sessions I’ve got open (sudo -k), clear the screen -in case it’s a local session - and nuke a history file or two.