For some reason (?), often when I write scripts nowadays they do not work, or work only in part, and then I try with
source and they work perfectly. I'm unsure what is causing this as the scripts are different in a lot of ways, it's hard to isolate what must be sourced in order for the script as a whole to work. Also, I've noticed that this is almost always the case when I move things from
.bashrc aliases and functions into scripts.
But to my actual question, in the above situation, what is the optimal way to "swallow" the source dot, so you are still able to use the scripts as one-word commands, not having to hit the dot every time?