Solved Edit Powershell command history


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I've really taken to using PowerShell, recently, having been a lifetime user of CMD until now. It's not that I need PowerShell as such, the commands I want to use work the same in both. It's the command history that I find so useful. In a command prompt the history is only available within that session and is forgotten on closing the window. In PowerShell it is persistent and is available whenever you open a new window. This is really convenient as it means that I have a history of my most used commands, such as Dism /Online /CleanUp-Image /StartComponentCleanup. This saves having to type them out all over again and possibly making a mistake while doing so.

What is really annoying though is that whenever I mistype a command it will remain in the history too. It would be nice to edit the history. Well apparently you can, it's just a text file. To find where it is kept use the PowerShell command (Get-PSReadlineOption).HistorySavePath and if you want to be really sneaky and not add that to the command history, then do it from a command prompt.

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