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I have my bashrc file set up to my liking.I usually work on a hardware that is plugged into a remote server.I ssh into that remote server.I would like my .bashrc to be run when I ssh into the remote server,instead of the bashrc on the server.Is there anyway by which I can accomplish this.?

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AFAIK, there is no way to do that.

Maybe you should copy your ~/.bashrc to a server and install a configuration management tool (Puppet, Chef, ...) on all the other servers to pull it.

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Another suggestion for the same problem.I could write a bash function which does ssh to the remote machine,does an scp of ~/.bashrc to a folder on the remote machine and does a bash with that bashrc as the parameter. –  liv2hak Aug 16 '11 at 0:58
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