source

source(1)                            fish                            source(1)



NAME
       source - evaluate contents of file.

   Synopsis
       source FILENAME [ARGUMENTS...]
       somecommand | source

   Description
       source evaluates the commands of the specified file in the current
       shell. This is different from starting a new process to perform the
       commands (i.e. fish < FILENAME) since the commands will be evaluated by
       the current shell, which means that changes in shell variables will
       affect the current shell. If additional arguments are specified after
       the file name, they will be inserted into the $argv variable. The $argv
       variable will not include the name of the sourced file.

       If no file is specified and stdin is not the terminal, or if the file
       name '-' is used, stdin will be read.

       The return status of source is the return status of the last job to
       execute. If something goes wrong while opening or reading the file,
       source exits with a non-zero status.

       . (a single period) is an alias for the source command. The use of . is
       deprecated in favour of source, and . will be removed in a future
       version of fish.

   Example
       source ~/.config/fish/config.fish
         Causes fish to re-read its initialization file.

   Caveats
       In fish versions prior to 2.3.0 the $argv variable would have a single
       element (the name of the sourced file) if no arguments are present.
       Otherwise it would contain arguments without the name of the sourced
       file. That behavior was very confusing and unlike other shells such as
       bash and zsh.



Version 3.0.2                   Tue Mar 26 2019                      source(1)