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Andy Peninger
Andy Peninger
2,052 Points

Eliminate Default Terminal Stuff?

I haven't ever used terminal really... I have this every time I open a new terminal window: Last login: Sun Mar 9 23:40:52 on ttys006 You have new mail. Name-Lastnames-MacBook-Pro:~ username$

Every time I enter a command, I get: Name-Lastnames-MacBook-Pro:response username$

...for example. How do I get rid of all this extra junk and make it work like the video?

3 Answers

Stone Preston
Stone Preston
42,016 Points

That is your terminal prompt (whats at the start at each line). Here is an article on customizing your terminal prompt. Here is a more recent SO post that addresses the issue as well

Andy Peninger
Andy Peninger
2,052 Points

I can't figure it out.

It tells me what to type, and more stuff to type...but am I supposed to be hitting enter at some point? Also, when I type "nano .bash_profile" and hit enter, there is already text there. It doesn't tell me what to do with that text. I'm a serious noob at this.

Is this part of the Console Foundations course?

Stone Preston
Stone Preston
42,016 Points

i dont think it is. its been a while since ive looked at that course.

hey have you had any luck? i was able to install vagrant and install a test app through the terminal but not sure why i cant access localhost:3000... frustrating

Andy Peninger
Andy Peninger
2,052 Points

I haven't gotten back on yet. I needed a break haha.

I think it finished downloading whatever it was that took 6 hours when I left my computer on last night.