shorten "exit" |?

Jay Ridgley jridgley2 at
Wed Mar 12 15:01:53 UTC 2008


Note that after you edit the .bashrc or any of the similar shell control 
files, rather than logging off and back on, you should use
a command like:

   source ~/.bashrc        <---(use which ever shell script you are 
working with here)

to test your changes. This provides a chance to make sure that you did 
not muck something up when the changes were made. Cause if for some 
reason you did something wrong now (some sort of error message is 
issued) you can go back and correct the resulting problem, if you get no 
response then your changes worked AND are active no need to log off and 
back on. 

If there is something seriously broken after your changes are made, you 
may have trouble logging back on if you just log off...



Jay Ridgley
jridgley2 at
Registered Linux User ID - 9115

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