I am on OSX, and my host name in the preferences panel reads "User's Computer Name" but when I go to my command line it is reading:
something else:~ myusername$
My understanding is the first part of the terminal prompt is always the machine name, however every indication from the GUI's on OSX seem to be that my machine name is different than what is displayed in the terminal.
What could cause the terminal first part to be different?
When I echo $PS1 I get:
If I check my hostname I get:
scutil --get HostName HostName: not set
I have also tried the netbios name:
defaults read /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.smb.server NetBIOSName steves-machine
and the local host name
scutil --get HostName steves-machine