Fun with Terminal Commands

Wanna have some fun with your Mac OS X system names?  Open up TERMINAL and try these commands:

scutil –set ComputerName “WHATEVER YOU WANT”

This will change the official name of your Mac to whatever you choose. 

What about the HOST name?

scutil –set HostName “WHATEVER YOU WANT”

Doing that will give your Mac a new name on the network and on the command line.

And to change the MAC name for Bonjour Apps and AirDrop, try:

scutil –set LocalHostName “WHATEVER YOU WANT”


Just a cool way to add some variety to your MAC and spice things up.  🙂



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