Try . ./.profile (dot space...)
> Something weird happens...
> See, I'm vi-ing my .profile file and adding an alias, say "alias
> ex='exit' ".
> I'm re-executing through "./.profile".
> And when I type ex, I get the message 'alias not found'.
> By reading my alias list ("alias" command), I see that effectively my
> alias doesn t exist.
> If I close my session then re-enter, it is executed and I finally get my
> alias. But I'm sure I don't have to exit and enter.
> What shall I do ???