I need to allow several applications to append to a system variable ($PYTHONPATH in this case). I'm thinking of designating a directory where each app can add a module (e.g. .bash_profile_modulename). Tried something like this in ~/.bash_profile:
find /home/mike/ -name ".bash_profile_*" | while read FILE; do source "$FILE" done;
but it doesn't appear to work.
for f in ~/.bash_profile_*; do source $f; done
Edit: Extra layer of
ls ~/.bash_* simplified to direct bash globbing.
I agree with Dennis above; your solution should work (although the semicolon after "done" shouldn't be necessary). However, you can also use a for loop
for f in /path/to/dir*; do . $f done
The command substitution of ls is not necessary, as in Dirk's answer. This is the mechanism used, for example, in
/etc/bash_completion to source other bash completion scripts in