My .bashrc was getting a little long, so I decided to break it up into smaller files according to topic and then call these files from within .bashrc as so
#my long .bashrc file bash .topic1rc bash .topic2rc
but, within one of these sub-scripts, I had created a bash function. Unfortunately it is no longer available to me as it was before I broke everything into chunks. How do a break my .bashrc file into chunks, but retain access to the variables and functions that I create?