Alias to edit and source your .bashrc file

alias vb='vim ~/.bashrc; source ~/.bashrc'
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. Notes: * 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

By: haivu
2009-03-02 21:01:49

What Others Think

Missing a closing quote.
adzap · 701 weeks and 2 days ago
Fixed the missing closing quote. Thank you adzap.
haivu · 701 weeks ago
This should probably edit .bash_aliases as my .bashrc file checks for that file for the aliases.
Xoke · 701 weeks ago
-1 points?? This is a great alias! I have almost the exact same thing: alias brc='vim ~/.bashrc; . ~/.bashrc'
recursiverse · 680 weeks and 6 days ago
seofox · 37 weeks and 5 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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