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    Strange Text in Command Line

    When I open up the Terminal app on my MacBook, I see this...

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    Last login: Tue Oct  6 20:41:59 on console
    MARK-HATCH:~ user1$
    MARK-HATCH????

    What in the hell is that??


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    Quote Originally Posted by TomTees View Post
    What in the hell is that??
    no idea, but it sure doesn't look like anything related to databases
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    Quote Originally Posted by r937 View Post
    no idea, but it sure doesn't look like anything related to databases
    Should I be freaked out??

    Was my computer hacked??

    Is that some default name or value??

    I'm really not sure what I'm even looking at, other than I wouldn't expect to see what appears to be some person's name in the Terminal window?!


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    i don't want to not answer, so i will, but i'm a pc guy and i have no idea what a Terminal is
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    Quote Originally Posted by r937 View Post
    i don't want to not answer, so i will, but i'm a pc guy and i have no idea what a Terminal is
    The app that gives you the command-line like the DOS window in Windows.

    Is there a Unix/Linux forum here?

    Maybe I can get better help there?


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    That appears to be the computer name or host name.
    Is your computer named MARK-HATCH?

    BTW the command line in Windows XP+ (all NT variants) is not DOS, it just looks like it.
    Logic without the fatal effects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by logic_earth View Post
    That appears to be the computer name or host name.
    Is your computer named MARK-HATCH?
    NO!


    BTW the command line in Windows XP+ (all NT variants) is not DOS, it just looks like it.
    Then what is it?!

    I found these two articles...

    http://osxdaily.com/2006/12/11/how-t...rminal-prompt/

    http://www.macworld.com/article/1465...ootprompt.html

    Are there any Unix/Linux gurus around here??

    I would like to know what is going on here, and I don't want to start mucking around with Terminal/command-line/Bash stuff and really mess things up. (Although both of the articles above seem to be from authoritative sources.)

    Thanks,


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    Quote Originally Posted by TomTees View Post
    Then what is it?!
    Its Windows command line, that is all.

    Are there any Unix/Linux gurus around here??

    I would like to know what is going on here, and I don't want to start mucking around with Terminal/command-line/Bash stuff and really mess things up. (Although both of the articles above seem to be from authoritative sources.)
    I would just leave it alone then. It probably is nothing but the hostname of your computer.
    Logic without the fatal effects.
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    If the computer was pre-installed with software it is possible it was the person whom installed the software. I have done similar in Linux before but it was several years ago and just in a Lab during Linux Server Admin.

    I wouldn't worry too much about it, it's more of a personalisation and in either case you should usually make duplicates/backups of major config files before editing just in case.


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