FHOST(1)                    General Commands Manual                   FHOST(1)

       fhostcmd, fhost - set environment variables

       fhostcmd [-d delay] [-p local port] [-l local directory] [-o timeout]
       [-t trace] [-w password] [-f filename] [-h number | name] [-c | -b]
       [host port [directory] | abbreviation]

       fhost [-d delay] [-p local port] [-l local directory] [-o timeout] [-t
       trace] [-w password] [-f filename] [-h number | name] [-c | -b] [host
       port [directory] | abbreviation]

       fhost uses a resources files to set all environmant variables needed to
       connect to a given host via FSP. If a -f option is given, the given
       filename is also used as resources file.  fhost loads all available
       resource files. If server is defined in multiple files, first match is
       returned. Load order is .fsp_prof in the current working directory and
       in the user's home directory. Then a system wide default file is used.
       If fhost is invoked with an abbreviation given, the resource files are
       searched for the first host to match this abbreviation. The values
       given for this host will be set.

       If fhost is invoked with a given host and port number, this host will
       be used and no searching in the resource file will be done.

       Setting up the host the user can change between using the host name or
       the internet address. In case only one is given and the other should be
       used fhost tries to find it using a built in mini-nslookup facility.
       The default is to use what is given and to use the number if both are

       Since programs cannot change environment variables of their parent
       shell in a simple way, it is recommended that the user defines a shell
       alias or function to make it possible.  csh example:

       alias fhost 'eval `fhostcmd *`'

       For more information about the resource file confer fsp_prof(5).
       Here's just a short example of how it works. If your resource file
       contains the following

       host seismo.soar.cs.cmu.edu
       fsp port 30
       local directory ~/sources/fsp-266.1
       trace off

       a call of fhost seismo in csh will produce the following output to be

       unsetenv FSP_TRACE;
       setenv FSP_PORT 30;
       setenv FSP_LOCAL_DIR ~/sources/fsp-266.1;
       setenv FSP_HOST seismo.soar.cs.cmu.edu;
       setenv FSP_DIR /;

       -d -- set FSP_DELAY to delay

       -p -- set FSP_LOCALPORT to local port

       -l -- set FSP_LOCAL_DIR to local directory

       -o -- set FSP_TIMEOUT to timeout

       -t -- set FSP_TRACE if trace = on, unset it if trace = off

       -p -- set FSP_PASSWORD to password

       -f -- use filename as resource file

       -b -- output Bourne shell code

       -c -- output C shell code

       The environment variables associate this program with a FSP database
       and are set (resp. unset) if needed. See fsp_env(7) for list.

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FSP                               15 Oct 2003                         FHOST(1)