Terminal Question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by avanrotciv, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. avanrotciv macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I know very little about the Terminal app and Unix. On the terminal window what does the numbers before the username mean? how do I change that?

    when I start the terminal the window displays this:
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    Last login: Thu Apr 2 17:31:20 on ttys000
    dbec92412:~ vic$ -

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    what does "dbec92412" mean?

    Thanks
     
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Austin, TX
    #2
    The default Terminal prompt in OX 10.5 is:
    <computer-name>: <current-directory><user>$

    The computer name can be changed in System Preferences->Sharing->File Sharing.

    If you don't use Terminal very often, I can't imagine why you'd want to customize the prompt, but there's some decent info on doing that here.
     
  3. avanrotciv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I Asking this because, my "computer name" which doesn't seem to be "dbec92412" changed somehow for some reason. I don't remember naming my computer that way.

    Thanks for the info.
     
  4. avanrotciv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    got it, turns out that was my ip address in Hex format.

    Thanks for the info
     

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