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How to change computer name so terminal displays it in Mac OS X Mountain Lion? [duplicate]

When I setup my computer I named it "Scott's MacBook Pro". And so when I go to System preferences->Sharing, it says Scott's MacBook Pro there as my computer name. However, opening up a terminal gives ...
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Why is my host name wrong at the Terminal prompt when connected to a public WiFi network? [duplicate]

For three days straight, I have connected to the public WiFi network at my local library. Each day, I have seen a different prompt in Terminal. Here are some of the prompts I've seen: zp-pc:~ russell$...
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Device name in Mac Terminal is a random person's iPhone? [duplicate]

I was in terminal today and noticed this: Jeremys-Iphone: I have no idea who Jeremy is or have a friend named Jeremy. Do you know what this means, and how this might have happened? Thanks!
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My terminal prompt has a weird, unfamiliar name in it. [duplicate]

What's up with that? Breezy's iPhone? This is the beginning of all my terminal prompts.
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mac terminal displaying other name than host name [duplicate]

I have recently been in terminal and somehow I lost my Mac name. It's showing a strange IP followed by some numbers. My computer's name is "my-xxx-macbook-pro." When I type hostname I receive: ip-...
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Terminal name changed to 'Name@dhcp-xx-x' [duplicate]

I have no idea what dhcp means, so I don't know why instead of just showing 'Name ~' as the beginning of each terminal line, it started showing 'Name@dhcp-xx-x' as the format of my username. Is this a ...
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strange network issue after new router 'unkownXX…' terminal promt instead of Name [duplicate]

Some weeks ago I got a new router* and since then I encounter some local network issues from time to time (at the moment I can’t reproduce when this happens): Wifi is connected but webpages don’t ...
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Terminal Prompt showing scary message [duplicate]

I run om-my-zsh and my prompt usually says gregg@Gumby $ where Gumby is the name of my Mac. Today it said gregg@Michaels-iPhone $ I was not connected to any iPhone. All sharing features in ...
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Public docking hg in the terminal [duplicate]

Today the commands in the terminal start with "public-docking-hg-2434:~ userName$" What is this public-docking-hg? Why did it suddenly appear?
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Why is there a different username in my terminal? [duplicate]

When I opened terminal, i noticed something strange. Instead of seeing something like Last login: Fri Aug 9 14:54:37 on ttys000 Alis-MacBook-Air:~ alidehghan997$ I now see the following: I have no ...
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macOS doesn't show the computer name correctly in Terminal [duplicate]

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro and it's name is set to MacDavid. I expect it to appear the same in Terminal.app, but it instead shows this: w8-ricardo:~ davidpazo$ When i change the equip name, Terminal ...
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What is the “opaa7g6” for in my terminal? [duplicate]

Today when I'm taking a look at my terminal, I realized that there is a weird string in my shell prompt. It seems that I've never seen this weird string before. What is that for?
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Why does my terminal on a Macbook Pro say Thomass-Iphone? [duplicate]

My name is not Thomass nor do I know one however I have this going on in my terminal, how can I fix this?
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Terminal shows hostname from old machine, not new machine

Right now I have a Mac Mini. I migrated macbook pro data from a time machine, but I didn't do it from the beginning of my startup. I used the migration assistance to migrate the data. However, I'm ...
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Why is my computer name new-host-2.home on the network?

I configured my computer name to "Macbook of Matthieu" in the network sharing preferences. However, this name end up being used: new-host-2.home, how can I change that?

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