command history from factory!?

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  1. GavinK151

    GavinK151

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    OK this is wierd!

    I was using a terminal as root and happened to cycle back over the command history....into some stuff I dont recognize!! looks like it might be stuff from manual config - anyone else see this? Basically its a whole bunch of commands I dont recognise like copy icons etc - wtf? Anyone else seeing a list of random commands (as root) in the command history!?
     
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    Those are the commands that the people at Acer used when they originally setup the OS for the Aspire. After they got it set up as they wanted, they simply started to image that OS to all the SSD drives they sell. This of course left behind a history of the terminal commands they were using. Not a big mystery. But they could have erased the .bash_history file in the user home directory if they wanted to hide what they'd done. :)

    Cheers.
     
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    This is because half of their init system starts from ~/.bash,profile!
     
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    :lol: ok yeah i suspected it might be something like this! I am surprised it was not all cleaned up before they used the image but no big deal really I guess, cheers guys!
     
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