How to delete history? like directory history, command history, etc?

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How to delete history? like directory history, command history, etc?

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I delete the Directory history records in the wincmd.ini And restart total commander. It doesn't work. The history is still there.
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Re: How to delete history? like directory history, command history, etc?

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The history is saved when you close TC. So you need to
1. Use Configuration - Change settings files directly
2. Close Total Commander (BEFORE saving wincmd.ini!)
3. Edit the wincmd.ini to remove the history
4. Save the wincmd.ini
5. Now re-open Total Commander
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Re: How to delete history? like directory history, command history, etc?

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2Joeyy
I can recommend redirecting all the history-like sections of wincmd.ini to a history.ini file.

Then you can just delete the whole file,if you really want to clean up. Here are the sections I redirect:
[attrplugin]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[rename]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[SyncOptions]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[Selection]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[SearchName]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[SearchIn]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[SearchText]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[RenameTemplates]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[RenameSearchFind]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[RenameSearchReplace]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[left]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[right]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[lefttabs]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[righttabs]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[Command line history]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[RightHistory]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[LeftHistory]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[MkDirHistory]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[NewFileHistory]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[PluginDuplicates]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[DirSelection]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[ButtonbarCache]
RedirectSection=history.ini
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Re: How to delete history? like directory history, command history, etc?

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Is it possible to do this?
when Total Commander closes, the history.ini file is automatically deleted
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when Total Commander closes, the history.ini file is automatically deleted
If yiu start TC via a bat or cmd file, you can delete the file in a second line.
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Re: How to delete history? like directory history, command history, etc?

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Thanks to all the answerers, especially the author Ghisler! :D
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Re: How to delete history? like directory history, command history, etc?

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petermad wrote: 2019-03-27, 01:05 UTC
when Total Commander closes, the history.ini file is automatically deleted
If yiu start TC via a bat or cmd file, you can delete the file in a second line.
Hi petermad :)

I have a portable version of Total Commander
(InstallDir =% COMMANDER_PATH%)
is started from exe file (TOTALCMD.EXE)
I don't have all those lines in the file wincmd.ini,
explain how to delete history.ini automatically when the program is closed :| :idea:

thank you
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Re: How to delete history? like directory history, command history, etc?

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If you only want to delete the Directory history after each close, then there is the possibility to turn off the saving. This is done in the Configuration => Operation and "Save on exit", uncheck Directories
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Re: How to delete history? like directory history, command history, etc?

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obeg wrote: 2019-03-27, 09:50 UTC If you only want to delete the Directory history after each close, then there is the possibility to turn off the saving. This is done in the Configuration => Operation and "Save on exit", uncheck Directories
and all unchecked in "save to exit"
I close the program, reopen and history.ini is still there, it is not deleted :( :roll:
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Re: How to delete history? like directory history, command history, etc?

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"Save on exit", uncheck Directories will stop future entries to be written. So you need to do the delete of the existing file manually.

If you have redirected to a history.ini, then delete it when Total Commander is closed. Or edit the wincmd.ini, also when Total Commander is closed
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Re: How to delete history? like directory history, command history, etc?

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does not work, deleted the file but at opening it is always there :|

this is the wincmd.ini configuration

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[RightHistory]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[LeftHistory]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[MkDirHistory]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[RenameTemplates]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[searches]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[SearchName]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[SearchIn]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[SearchText]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[RenameSearchReplace]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[rename]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[RenameSearchFind]
RedirectSection=history.ini
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Re: How to delete history? like directory history, command history, etc?

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If you redirect all those sections to an "external" file (outside wincmd.ini), then TC possibly creates this file when started. But it should stay empty if saving of directories is disabled.
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Re: How to delete history? like directory history, command history, etc?

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Wilhelm M. wrote: 2019-03-27, 12:01 UTC If you redirect all those sections to an "external" file (outside wincmd.ini), then TC possibly creates this file when started. But it should stay empty if saving of directories is disabled.
the history.ini file does not remain empty :| :?:

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Re: How to delete history? like directory history, command history, etc?

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No? Then what's in it? Give a view lines as an example. Maybe it contains only the section headers.
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Re: How to delete history? like directory history, command history, etc?

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Wilhelm M. wrote: 2019-03-27, 14:32 UTC No? Then what's in it? Give a view lines as an example. Maybe it contains only the section headers.
This :roll:

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[MkDirHistory]
0="  TEST 3"
1="  TEST 2"
2="  TEST 1"
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