Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Changing the Hostname on Mac OSX

My new MacBook Air is my first Mac OS device, so I have some learning to do to come up to speed with the new environment. I've noticed that the OS setup routine at the start has set a daft hostname (containing my full name) so as a matter of priority I wanted to change it.

To change the hostname on a Mac OS X machine, use the following:

sudo scutil --set HostName mimas.local

where 'mimas' is the required hostname

I found this tidbit in a blog post (thanks Larry!)

You might see a few of these OS X related posts, sorry, as I come to grips with it all. I promise to graduate from the elementary stuff as soon as possible :)

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