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Authored by: caesurae on Jan 16, '06 10:55:08AM
i've created some tcsh aliases that select each of my network locations using the scselect command.

alias netloc_0 '/usr/sbin/scselect "Off"'
alias netloc_1 '/usr/sbin/scselect "Linksys WRT54G"'
alias netloc_2 '/usr/sbin/scselect "Motorola SB3100"'
alias netloc_3 '/usr/sbin/scselect "Motorola VT1000v"'

it would be trivial to store each command in an AppleScript, or a shell script and execute them via Apple's Script Menu or QuickSilver, Butler, etc ( i find the latter options to be unnecessary ;P ).

one could also assign them as keybindings. the following example assigns each of my locations to function keys F1, F2, F3, & F4.

bindkey -c "^[[11~" '/usr/sbin/scselect "Off"'
bindkey -c "^[[12~" '/usr/sbin/scselect "Linksys WRT54G"'
bindkey -c "^[[13~" '/usr/sbin/scselect "Motorola SB3100"'
bindkey -c "^[[14~" '/usr/sbin/scselect "Motorola VT1000v"'

fyi, i use OS X 10.3.9 (Panther), Apple X11, rxvt, & tcsh.

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