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Can I have different .bashrc files loading when logging into different nodes that share the same home dir?

This is, I am mostly interested to loading different PATH directories when logging as bash, depending on the different Linux nodes I log into? For example, if I log into bash in machine abc-01, I would like to have a given .bashrc loaded, but when I log into abc-02, that uses the same /home/username directory, I would like to use a different .bashrc. How can I go about doing that?

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

You can put things like:

if [ $HOSTNAME = "abc-01" ]; then
        sh ~/.bashrc_abc01
fi


if [ $HOSTNAME = "abc-02" ]; then
         sh ~/.bashrc_abc02
fi

in .bashrc and create different scripts .bashrc_abc01, .bashrc_abc02 with the actual commands. Or if there are not that many commands, you can put them in the if statements.

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+1 or do something like . ./.bashrc-$(hostname) – glenn jackman Apr 14 '12 at 14:00
    
yes, that's shorter – lupincho Apr 14 '12 at 14:12

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