3.18. A .cshrc.$HOST File for Per Host Setup
I work with different types of machines every day. It is often necessary to set things up differently for, say, a Linux box than a SPARCstation or a MacOS X box. Going beyond that, you may want to set things up differently on a per-host basis.
I have this test in my .cshrc file:
setenv Section 35.3
setenv HOST "`uname -n`"
if (-e ~/lib/cshrc.hosts/cshrc.$HOST) then source ~/lib/cshrc.hosts/cshrc.$HOST endif
So, if I log in to a machine named (Section 2.5) bosco, and I have a file called ~/lib/cshrc.hosts/cshrc.bosco, I can source (Section 35.29) it to customize my environment for that one machine. These are examples of things you would put in a .cshrc.$HOST file:
In general, this idea allows you to group together whatever exceptions you want for a machine, rather than having to write a series of switch or if statements throughout your .cshrc and .login files. The principle carries over directly to the newer shells as well.
--DS and SJC
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