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Alias to edit and source your .bashrc file

Terminal - Alias to edit and source your .bashrc file
alias vb='vim ~/.bashrc; source ~/.bashrc'
2009-03-02 21:01:49
User: haivu
Functions: alias col groff man
Alias to edit and source your .bashrc file

Place the line above in your ~/.bahsrc file. Now every time you issue the 'vb' command, you invoke the vim editor to edit it, then source it so the changes take effect immediately.


* This mechanism is not working well if your .bashrc contains commands that should not be sourced more than once.

* This trick also work for your csh or tclsh users: place the following line in your ~/.cshrc file:

alias vc 'vim ~/.cshrc; source ~/.cshrc

Thank you adzap for pointing out the missing quote


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Missing a closing quote.

Comment by adzap 343 weeks and 6 days ago

Fixed the missing closing quote. Thank you adzap.

Comment by haivu 343 weeks and 4 days ago

This should probably edit .bash_aliases as my .bashrc file checks for that file for the aliases.

Comment by Xoke 343 weeks and 4 days ago

-1 points?? This is a great alias! I have almost the exact same thing: alias brc='vim ~/.bashrc; . ~/.bashrc'

Comment by recursiverse 323 weeks and 3 days ago

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