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The computer name is displayed as "unknown-" at the command prompt. How do I change this?

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marked as duplicate by slhck Mar 24 '13 at 15:15

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This can be done through

sudo hostname new_name

If new_name contains single quotes, then it should be surrounded with double quotes.

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The hostname is usually set dynamically, so I don't consider this to be the ideal option. – slhck Mar 24 '13 at 15:14
Is there any way other to revert it if it gets set to 'unknown-***' though? – Rich Ashworth Mar 24 '13 at 15:53
See the answers to the other question here: – slhck Mar 24 '13 at 15:55

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