[CentOS] mac address in prompt

Gergely Buday gbuday at gmail.com
Tue Jun 10 13:20:29 UTC 2008

>> for some reasons bash writes out my host's mac address as a result of
>> including \h in PS1. Do you know why? This was not always so.
>> [gergoe at x0-13-xx-xx-xx-xx ~]$ echo $PS1
>> [\u@\h \W]\$
> What does "hostname -f" come back with?

[gergoe at x0-13-8f-52-82-28 ~]$ hostname -f
hostname: Unknown host

After this I set hostname with the similarly-named command and now it
works, thanks for the tip.

- Gergely

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