Rereading of .bash_profile

Jason Kibblewhite jkibble at telusplanet.net
Fri Dec 29 18:08:09 PST 2000


On Sat, Dec 30, 2000 at 01:20:43AM -0800, WarmFuzzy wrote:
> Barry wrote:
> > 
> > I believe you can also get the .bash_profile to reread by typing 'sh
> > ~/.bash_profile
> > 
> > hope that helped :)
> 
> Thanks Barry,
> 
> I have the command written down on sticky note #102 framing my monitor
> screen 8^). But seriously folks, thanks for the info. I didn't realize
> one could export the commands at the command line and I knew there had
> to be some sort of command to get Bash to reread .bash_profile. I tried
> reading man: Bash but that is a lot of information to sift through. I
> think that is the number one characteristic of a Linux user, a
> willingness to do a lot of reading. I suppose a healthy dose of patience
> might not be a bad idea.

While sh ~/.bash_profile is functional, source ~/.bash_profile is the correct
way.


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