i'm new to ubuntu .presently i'm using ubuntu 12.04 version.I want to know how to change terminal's displaying text. currently my terminal displaying the text..
how can i change it with narasimha@reddy:-$
All you really have to do is edit a system variable,
$PS1, to be exact.
You would have to edit the
~/.bashrc file to make it permanent. Otherwise, it would only stay in effect until the user quit the terminal, then it would revert back.
Read here for a more in depth solution: http://www.linuxselfhelp.com/howtos/Bash-Prompt/Bash-Prompt-HOWTO-2.html
It also supports configurable prompts - most people realize this, but don't know how much can be done
The appearance of the prompt is governed by the shell variable PS1.
You can either manually enter it this way, or follow what @Requist answered and use the
sudo hostname reddy command and do it the easy way (we all like easy, right? :D)
Narashima is the hostname of the machine, you can alter is by issuing the command:
sudo hostname reddy
If you open a new shell it will read narasimha@reddy:-$
It can be not possible, but there are 2 ways, don't know.
Case 1 (easier)
Make a new account "reddy" and look up the terminal. See if it works.
Well, you might need a reinstall. When you install, in the username type reddy, and when you finally install the OS, make an account named "narasimha".
Case 2 is probably going to work, but I have no idea. Try the Case 1 first.