terminal utility question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cloud 9, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. cloud 9 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi


    I have a question about the terminal utility.
    every time i open it the first line is about my last login, no problems here i guess :)

    the second however is
    [username]:Flash Player.plugin [myname]$

    is this supposed to be like that? and how can i get rid of it?

    thanks in advance :)
     
  2. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    #2
    In the terminal, enter the command:

    echo $PS1

    and post the results here.
     
  3. cloud 9 thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    Hey thanks for the reply!
    I got this

    \h:\W \u\$
    B:Flash Player.plugin [myname]$
     
  4. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    #4
    OK, well, that's different than your first post. In the first post you said your prompt was:

    [username]:Flash Player.plugin [myname]$

    Second message you said is was:

    B:Flash Player.plugin [myname]$

    From your PS1 environment variable, according to your second post, the name of your machine is "B". You are just substituting "[myname]" for your actual name right?

    This also suggests that you are in the "Flash Player.plugin" directory - does that sound right? You can find your current working directory with the "pwd" command. A "cd" command by itself should change you to your home directory.
     

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