View Full Version : Strange Terminal Prefix in bash
Feb 19, 2013, 09:18 PM
After using terminal for the installation of MySQL and a local Joomla development environment (hopefully unrelated) I am now getting a very odd prefix to my terminal prompt. Instead of getting
Any ideas of what is going on here?
Feb 20, 2013, 01:21 AM
Because that's the name of the machine. Probably given to it by a DHCP server. You can verify that by using the 'hostname' command in terminal. What name does that command return?
Feb 20, 2013, 01:07 PM
hostname returns 'unknown406c8f4592cf', the funny string in terminal. Hmmm.
Not sure why DHCP would use that name as there is a perfectly good name in Preferences/Sharing. Also, there doesn't appear to be any Terminal preference that would affect this.
Guess I'm confused.