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Is there something like Linux console in Mac OS X? Like "terminal", but without running graphics environment.

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Yes. At the login screen, login as >console with an admin password.

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Gotta try this. –  zneak Sep 20 '10 at 18:02
    
Never thought you could! You get my vote. –  zneak Sep 20 '10 at 18:06
    
nice one! never thought of that –  Robert S Ciaccio Sep 20 '10 at 18:57
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Nice! It worked with my own password, although I had to use >console without space after greater-than symbol. –  Peter Štibraný Sep 20 '10 at 19:35
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+1, interesting. Additional limitations: Only works when no user is already logged in. And you obviously need to have "Name and password" (instead of "List of users") selected in Accounts -> Login Options. –  Jonik Sep 20 '10 at 20:10

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