I've been updating some of the default profile for bash, and saw from the tutorials I was following that I could reload the new profile with the new environment settings by using:
The only thing is - the new environment variables were only available to my current user - and were ignored when I used sudo. They only became available to sudo when I closed my terminal session and rejoined.
When I try to use:
sudo source /etc/bash.bashrc
I get the error:
sudo: source: command not found
Is there a simple way to load in the new bash profile settings for sudo without having to close the terminal and restart?
-- Initially, I was using some installer scripts which referenced the variables. I found that while they could access the variables when I called the scripts directly (although, this would cause a later problem with creating directories as I needed to be root), calling the install scripts using sudo wouldn't.
I proved this by testing with these simple commands:
echo $ENV_VARIABLE sudo echo $ENV_VARIABLE
The first would output the variable's value, but the second wouldn't output anything.