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I am making changes to a file in the /etc/sysctl.d directory (Ubuntu 12.04).

I know that sysctl -p reloads from /etc/sysctl.conf but it doesn't seem to work for anything under the /etc/sysctl.d/ directory. A reboot works, but I'd like to do it without a reboot.

Any suggestions?

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As the manual page of sysctl would have shown...

sysctl --system
sysctl -p /etc/sysctl.d/whatever.conf
for file in /etc/sysctl.d/*.conf; do
    sysctl -p $file
end
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The README file in /etc/sysctl.d/ on an Ubuntu 12.04 system with procps 1:3.2.8-11ubuntu6.3 says to run:

service procps start

Which ends up running (via /etc/init/procps.conf) this:

cat /etc/sysctl.d/*.conf /etc/sysctl.conf | sysctl -e -p -
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