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  Learning the Mac OS X Terminal, Part 4
Subject:   Terminal prompt - quick question
Date:   2002-05-19 06:12:27
From:   audiophyle
Ever since I signed up to a new ISP with static IPs, my prompt has changed from [localhost:~] dan% to [<ISP username + part of IP address>:~] dan%, where the stuff inside the brackets would be something like darwinfreak182 if "darwinfreak" was my ISP username, and 111.111.111.182 was my static IP address. What is the reason for this, and will it affect anything in the terminal?