My Sweet .erlang Startup File
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'.erlang' Startup File Which I have Just Invented With a Little Help of Google Search

This sweet startup file does the following:

  1. Runs toolbar tool (a GUI with fancy tools like process monitor and others) under the name of "toolbar@127.0.0.1".
  2. Sets the just started node name (if not set already) to be something like $USER<n> where <n> is choosen from the range of 1 to 256 -- it depends on what similar nodes has been started already. If the environment variable 'USER' is not set, than it reads 'HOME' variable stripping off everything but the last "home" directory name which is used as the node name prefix.
  3. Connects the brand new named node to the "toolbar" node.

Note that in order to do (1) the "epmd" must be also started which this script does automagically for me. Sweet.

Enjoy.