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The other day Terminal started showing the following when opened:



That value is always the same. I went into the Sharing options, per some Googling, and I can see Gregg Bolinger’s iMac as the Computer Name and Gregg-Bolingers-iMac.local as the Local Hostname. Any ideas on how I can fix the Terminal?
 
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I have the following in my .bashrc to define the prompt as username, host and folder:

export PS1="\u@\h:\W$ "

Examples:

bear@Kodiak:~$

bear@Kodiak:Development$
 
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I added that and now get:

The host is unknown. But I don't know why.
 
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Hmmm, never sen that before. Ive had one come up with odd host names when on a corporate network, but nothing that looked like that.
 
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And just now it fixed itself. No clue.
 
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It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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