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Title : Set OS X hostname from the commandline
Author : Remy van Elst
Date : 05-12-2012
URL : https://raymii.org/s/snippets/OS-X-Change-Hostname.html
Format : Markdown/HTML
This little snippets helps you change all the computer names of a computer
running Mac OS X. OS X has 3 computernames, and if you want to change all three
you need to use the following commands (as root or via sudo):
scutil --set ComputerName "ChangeMe"
scutil --set HostName "ChangeMe"
scutil --set LocalHostName "ChangeMe"
Where you change "ChangeMe" to the computer name you want to set.
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**ComputerName** is the so-called "user-friendly" name for the Mac, it's what
will show up on the Mac itself and what will be visible to others when
connecting to it over a local network. This is also whats visible under the
Sharing preference panel.
**HostName** is the name assigned to the computer as visible from the command
line, and it's also used by local and remote networks when connecting through
SSH and Remote Login.
**LocalHostName** is the name identifier used by Bonjour and visible through
file sharing services like AirDrop
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