I had problems with colours not showing in iTerm2 for me. I tried a few fixes I found online which didn't work and now my serial number of my laptop is showing in iTerm & Terminal. Anyone know how to remove this?
You want to modify something called the prompt or PS1. You can see the current value by typing
echo $PS1 To get rid of the first part you don't like and leave only the user name type
export PS1="\u" If you want to persist the next time you open the terminal, you would write that line in ~/.bashrc A detailed walk through is here http://osxdaily.com/2006/12/11/how-to-customize-your-terminal-prompt/