In this video we take a look at a macOS terminal command that will allow us to find the Computer Name that our computer is using. As Computer Name is a unique identifier designed to help us find devices on a network. It can be very useful to know what your computer is called when troubleshooting networking issues.
Note: On macOS you can also find or change your computer name from within System Preferences. This is done by selecting System Preferences – Sharing – Computer Name
Quick reference notes:
- From your macOS desktop, select Spotlight Search.
- Within Spotlight Search type Terminal and press Enter on your keyboard
- Now at the command prompt type.
scuttle --get localHostName
- When you press Enter on the keyboard you will be presented with the computer name of your computer.
- As this command is difficult to remember, the following will also work
- To gracefully close your current Terminal session type:
- When you press Enter on your keyboard the Terminal session will end and you can close the Terminal application.
Wikipedia article – Terminal (macOS)