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Renaming devices on Linux

Learn how to set custom nicknames for your Meshnet peer devices on Linux.
This page provides instructions on renaming devices in your Meshnet on the Linux app.

Rename this device

Take the following steps to assign a custom nickname to this Linux device:
  1. 1.
    Open Terminal.
  2. 2.
    Run this command, replacing the <nickname> placeholder with the nickname you want your device to have:
    nordvpn meshnet set nickname <nickname>
    Example
    Terminal window with the command to rename this device to "linux-pc".
With the change applied, this device's new name will be displayed on all of your personal devices.
Note
To reset this device's name to the original Nord name, execute the following command:
nordvpn meshnet remove nickname

Rename a peer device

To rename any peer device in your Meshnet, follow these steps:
  1. 1.
    Open Terminal.
  2. 2.
    Run the nordvpn meshnet peer list command and locate the Nord name of the device that you want to rename.
  3. 3.
    Enter the following command, where <peer> is the Nord name of the device you want to rename and <nickname> is the new name you want to assign to that device.
    nordvpn meshnet peer nickname set <peer> <nickname>
    Example
    Terminal window with the command to set a nickname.
After applying the change, the nickname will be displayed as the primary device identifier when running the nordvpn meshnet peer list command and will be synced across all your personal devices.
Peer device's nickname highlighted in the terminal window.
Tip
To find your peer's Nord name faster, start typing the name and press Tab. The system will auto-complete the name with a match from online devices.
Note
To remove a device's nickname and restore it to the original Nord name, run the following command, where <peer> is the nickname, Nord name, or Meshnet IP address of the device whose name you want to reset:
nordvpn meshnet peer nickname remove <peer>

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