markdorison markdorison - 4 months ago 71
Bash Question

How to reload .bash_profile from the command line?

How can I reload

.bash_profile
from the command line?
I can get the shell to recognize changes to
.bash_profile
by exiting and logging back in but I would like to be able to do it on demand.

Answer

Simply type source ~/.bash_profile

Alternatively, if you like saving keystrokes you can type . ~/.bash_profile