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Hello people I am trying to reload the "~/.bash_profile" but I get the "Permission Denied Error" and "sudo" does not work is there a way I can reload the "~/.bash_profile" because it's an integral step in the installation of RVM. Please help any assistance is appreciated. mojo706

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try this:

. ~/.bash_profile


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Hey Sam thanks for the quick reply but that's what brings the "permission denied" error. After that I tried to use sudo but it refused. – mojo706 Nov 4 '12 at 17:57
Ok Sam thanks your answer was actually correct! I restarted the Terminal and it worked. Thanks again. – mojo706 Nov 4 '12 at 17:59
no problem! the trick is to add the point at the beggining of the command!, have a nice one! – Sam Nov 4 '12 at 18:07
yes that was the trick – mojo706 Nov 4 '12 at 19:37

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