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Source zshrc/bashrc in all open terminals

Terminal - Source zshrc/bashrc in all open terminals
trap "source ~/.zshrc" USR1
2012-11-03 07:24:03
User: ppaschka
Functions: trap
Source zshrc/bashrc in all open terminals

Put this in your zshrc, source it, then run 'pkill -usr1 zsh' to source it in all open terminals. Also works with bash. More info: http://www.reddit.com/r/commandline/comments/12g76v/how_to_automatically_source_zshrc_in_all_open/


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If you put this only into your local .zshrc, use pkill -u `id -u` if you want to restrict the reloading to the terminals attached to your current user if he owns a unique user ID.

You may kill zsh sessions for other users/executions otherwise as USR1 (and USR2) defaults to kill the zsh process.

Also beware if you are running X servers started from a zsh as this would not reload this and be killed too on the first try inside X.

For me it's:

trap "source ~/.zshrc && rehash && echo 'Config OK'" USR1 alias re="pkill -u `id -u` -USR1 zsh"
Comment by Testuser_01 160 weeks ago

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