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I have used this script to install imageMagick:

Google: maddox magik-installer - its the first hit

My terminal name is a string of cryptic letters and numbers. See image here:

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Keep in mind my computer name in the "Sharing" system preferences is localhost.

Any ideas how to change this?

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That's the hostname of the system as assigned by DHCP. Either set up a different hostname to use and override DHCP, or modiy $PS1.

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The imageMagick installation must have altered your .bashrc file. You'll want to edit it to something like export PS1="\u@\h\w$ " - specifically, you're setting the PS1 environment variable.

See for more explanation and options.

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