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I have changed the name of a newer laptop to my name, but all files etc., are still referred to as the old name. In your discription to change host name using CMD prompt, I didn't understand how to put the proper line in the prompt.

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I think that you can modify your hostname with use hostname command or to edit /etc/hostname file.

If you use hostname command, the system's hostname is modified directly, but when you reboot your system, it'll be restored.

And you can edit /etc/hostname file to do it.

But your hostname will not be modified directly, but when next reboot your system, it'll be used.

Editing about the file is simple as following.

$ sudo echo -n <hostname> > /etc/hostname
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