How do I tell my Mac that I'm me?
October 15, 2008 7:17 AM Subscribe
Question about changing my terminal prompt (and other matters) in an OS X Bash shell.
posted by grumblebee to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
I'm not the most experienced Unix guy, but I can usually figure things out. But this one has me stumped: I just got a slightly-used Macbook Pro. The previous ower -- Michael -- gave me his admin password. So I went into System Preferences, Accounts and created a new admin, grumblebee. Then I deleted Michael.
All went well until I opened terminal, where I saw that the prompt looked like this:
(I know that ~Grumblebee isn't part of the prompt. I just wanted to show you that I'm logged in as me and it's finding my home directory. It's just the prompt that's wrong.)
I tried to edit etc/baschrc, but it said I didn't have permission.
How can I change the prompt and is it likely I'll encounter any other problems connected to changing users?