Bash – How to reload .bash_profile from the command line

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How can I reload .bash_profile from the command line?

I can get the shell to recognize changes to .bash_profile by exiting and logging back in but I would like to be able to do it on demand.

Best Solution

Simply type source ~/.bash_profile

Alternatively, if you like saving keystrokes you can type . ~/.bash_profile