Source zshrc/bashrc in all open terminals

trap "source ~/.zshrc" USR1
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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By: ppaschka
2012-11-03 07:24:03

What Others Think

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"
Testuser_01 · 362 weeks and 3 days ago

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