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OSX: Set Mac hostname (i.e. avoid perforce workspace issues)

August 17th, 2010 by jeremychone

To set the hostname of your Mac, do:

sudo scutil --set HostName myhostname.local

To check your hostname:


Source: Change the hostname in a Mac

This is particularly useful when using perforce from different location. Perforce link a hostname to a workspace, and OSX seems to take the hostname based on the network (in some occasions). So, you can end up with an error like:
Client ‘jeremy_MBPro_4′ can only be used from host ‘’.

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