Terminal dummy client-108 ***What?***

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Lanzelot, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. Lanzelot macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2008
    O.k. this is my issue I have problems indexing the entourage database. I read multiple solution on the web and they suggest multiple Terminal operations.

    I just realized there is something new in my Terminal:

    dummy-client-108:~ [myuser]$

    I have never seen the dummy-client-108 before. I think I have to find the way to get rid of it and only have [myuser]$ when I open the terminal...

    I think if I fix this all the problems indexing the spotlight database should go away...

    any suggestions?

  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    Check the computer name under  -> System Preferences -> Sharing.
  3. tsawyer macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2005
    dummy client-108 is the name of your machine. The $PS1 environment variable sets the prompt. Type "echo $PS1" to see it, like so...

    echo $PS1
    \h:\W \u\$

    The backslash h is your hostname.

    Edit /etc/bashrc and remove the \h:


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