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When I use Terminal my computer says

Last login: Thu Jun  7 22:00:00 on ttys000
John-Does-MacBook-Pro:~ John$ 

That was the default account name on the computer when I bought it. I have been using it for 2 weeks now and I am pretty much set with the OS and I really don't want to do a reinstall. I deleted the John Doe account but that did nothing.

How do I change my Terminal so it doesn't display that any more?

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In System Preferences, go to Sharing and change the name at the top of the window.

System Prefs>Sharing>Computer name

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Perfect mate. For future viewers, quit terminal and then start it again to see the change. – John Riselvato Jun 8 '12 at 2:37

Create a new "USER" -- named as you wish.

Move the entire contents of your current

User Folder to the new folder via Drag & Drop.

If you hold down the Command Key during

the operation, selected items will be MOVED,

as opposed to copied, aliased, etc.

Reboot while holding down the Option Key.

Voila !

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I think Davisgeek's answer is a bit more practical. – John Riselvato Apr 15 '13 at 2:13

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