6

When I click on the Clear recent documents item in the GNOME menu, it clears the list of recently used documents (as expected). How can I replicate this functionality from the command line?

4

In Ubuntu Gnome, the recent documents are stored in ~/.recently-used.xbel. You can rm that file, but Gnome Panel will still show the list. There's got to be a better way to get the panel to refresh but killall gnome-panel will work.

rm ~/.recently-used.xbel
killall gnome-panel

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.