I downloaded a VMWare image from a website, and after changing the username, account and password, when I open up the terminal I still get that I'm executing it in:


Would I be able to change it to be:

  • What is your username osboxes? The first part is usually the username and the second part, after the @ your hostname.
    – A.B.
    Jul 8 '15 at 8:43

Propably your prompt is wrong. Check echo $PS1, there should be %n which is your username. Also read and try to customize your prompt for your needs.


If you want to customise the names appearing on your terminal , open vim .bashrc

find the line PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\u@\h:\w\$,

replace u with your username you wanted to, and change h to the one you wanted to replace .

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