Make changes in .bashrc immediately available

. ~/.bashrc

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By: xamaco
2012-10-13 09:07:02

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So, I use this often and found a nifty short-cut that saves typing the whole thing. Thanks to bash history, we can use: ctrl-r followed by the first few characters of the command to recall it from the shell history. So, assuming you run this in your $HOME with: . ./.bash_profile you can short-cut this to: ctrl-r. . Which cuts it down to just typing 4 characters. Of course, it depends what is in your shell history. You may have typed a similar command and you need to check that during the ctrl-r recall.
mpb · 294 weeks and 6 days ago

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