Difference between Terminals?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by alienanxiety, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. alienanxiety macrumors newbie

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    Just did install of Lion on my iMac - my new Macbook Air obviously came with Lion pre-installed. In terminal however, my root directory is listed as this:

    -MacBook-Air:~ Tes$

    none of the standard commands seem to work. what is Tes$?

    I tried Lion terminal on the iMac and it opens normally without the Tes$ at the end.

    Any ideas how to fix this?
     
  2. technopimp macrumors 6502a

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    Your username is apparently Tes, and it's saying you're in the root of your user folder (~ is the equivalent of /users/Tes in your case).
     
  3. alienanxiety thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's really strange. I have no idea what Tes is. It's certainly not my user name. Really weird. That shouldn't stop commands from working though, right?
     
  4. seepel macrumors 6502

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    Out of curiosity what commands aren't working? My terminal work has been completely unaffected.
     
  5. alienanxiety thread starter macrumors newbie

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    this, for example, does not work on the new 11' Air:

    sudo /Applications/TextEdit.app/Contents/MacOS/TextEdit /etc/hosts
     
  6. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    Edit it in Pico. And stop pirating photoshop ;).

    Different contents structure. That's an app difference not a terminal issue.
     
  7. alienanxiety thread starter macrumors newbie

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