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Agreed. It's like

. ./file


source ./file

Try googling for that if your Google foo is weak. "shell script dot"? "bash dot"? (edit: it seems Google search has gotten smarter or probably has an improved profile for me since this time it actually points to somewhat useful stuff; last time I searched for this was 8 or so years ago)

I had problems getting an upstart script to recognise 'source' - it had to be . ./foo. From memory, 'source' is a bashism.

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