Make changes to sysctl.conf take effect without rebooting Linux?

I made some changes to /etc/sysctl.conf. I know it will take effect next time Linux boots. However, how to make the changes to sysctl.conf take effect without rebooting Linux?

asked Feb 3, 2013 by anonymous

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You can force Linux to reload the new configuration in /etc/sysctl.conf by: execute the following command as root:

sysctl -p

For more details, check the manual of sysctl

answered Feb 3, 2013 by anonymous

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