.bash logout

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This is the individual login shell cleanup file, executed when a login shell exits. This file exists in users home directory i.e. $HOME/.bash_logout. This is useful if you want to run task or another script or command automatically at logout. For example, [clear the mysql command line] history stored in ~/.mysql_history or make backup of files you can use this file.

Sample $HOME/.bash_logout file

# clear history
/bin/rm $HOME/.mysql_history

# Backup files to NAS server