How can I restart / reload the terminal in ubuntu 11.10? I'm using bash. My original reason to ask was that I had to exit and start the terminal again to get new .bashrc aliases to work, but that's fixed by reloading it with ".", now I'm just curious.
This will start a new bash login shell new loading your profile. It will inherit the other shells environment though, unless some values are overridden.
If you exit this bash, you'll be in your original shell again.
You can load another shell in the terminal. Type:
You can put some echo commentary in