Terminal (or Terminal.app) is the program included in Mac OS X for running applications and issuing commands using the command line interface. These programs are controlled by typing lines of text, rather than using the mouse or keyboard commands in the usual graphical user interface (GUI).

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Why doesn't .bashrc run automatically?

I put some alias commands in my .bashrc file, so that they might be loaded everytime I open a new Terminal window. Yet this doesn't happen. I have to select run script: in the ...
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Where does $LANG variable gets set in Mac OS X?

I've used wget for the first time after installing Lion OS X and I've noticed that wget got localized to my native language. Running set command in terminal showed that my LANG variable represents my ...
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Remove full name from login window

In Mountain Lion, my full name is displayed at the bottom of the log in menu. As I want to sell my computer, I was wondering if there is a way to hide this? (it's the only place that you can see it as ...
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How to “chroot” a terminal inside a DMG?

I'm doing security research and for that purpose I use an SHA-2 encrypted DMG to store the tools and files I work with (containing confidential client info), to protect them from forensic examination ...
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New users can't see Apple applications from Utilities folder in Launchpad

I felt like giving my mess of Launchpad icons a fresh start. So I did defaults write com.apple.dock ResetLaunchPad -bool true && killall Dock On checking Launchpad, it had appeared to have ...
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How do I re-enable the Press and Hold character picker on OS X Lion?

I disabled the character picker by reading this other question, but I want to remove that change and restore the picker. When I type -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool true into Terminal, it does not ...
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How can I fix this CODESIGNING error?

After having successfully compiled bash and sh for OS X Mavericks our OS X Server's System Log is flooded every 2 or 3 seconds with: ... kernel[0]: CODESIGNING: rejected new signature for ...
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Accidentally removed all commands in terminal

I was following a tutorial and put in the following line: export PATH="~/.composer/vendor/bin/" Now no commands work at all, not even things like ls. What does the command do that I copy and ...
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How do I exit python in the Mountain Lion Terminal?

I'm having a couple problems with basic command line stuff in the terminal of Mountain Lion. control + D does not exit Python as it does in Lion; instead it splits the screen. Meanwhile, I also ...
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“Home” and “End” HotKeys in Vim INSERT Mode with MacBook Pro

I am pretty new to Vim and to Mac, I have a MacBook Pro with Retina Display running OS X 10.8.3, which does NOT have native Home, End, PageUp and PageDown keys. I know the Fn + arrow keys can work in ...
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Launching Terminal Freezes the System for 5 Minutes in Mavericks

Only recently, when I launch Terminal in Mavericks, the system becomes unresponsive temporarily: the spinning wheel appears; I can still move the mouse pointer but nothing responds; if Activity ...
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MacVim: difference in syntax highlighting in terminal and GUI

I installed MacVim with homebrew, and specified the option to override system vim. It can be confirmed by looking at the version of vim in terminal. However, I don't understand why the terminal ...
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Option+. prints ≥ instead of being recognized as a shortcut

Within the terminal, I used to be able to press Option+. in order to insert the last argument of the last command into the current prompt. On my new setup, pressing this combination simply prints "≥" ...
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Install gcc to mac via Terminal

I have installed Xcode and the command line tools from the Mac Developers website, which I have read a few times is a prerequisite. I also installed the MacPorts program. In terminal: sudo port ...
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Confusion with sudo and multiple local accounts

I am having difficulties figuring out why certain things are much more complicated on a mac terminal than a standard linux shell.. Say I have two local accounts, one administrator called "adm" and a ...
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How to uninstall Git?

Anyone know how to uninstall Git? I would like to uninstall Git using the Uninstall.sh file that came in the git-2.0.1 install bundle. I am unable to find the Uninstall.sh file using Terminal. When ...
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Terminal window is now blank

A Terminal newbie here. I had downloaded and installed Git, but when I typed "Git --version" I would get illegal instruction. I tried to uninstall Git and now my Terminal window in blank. How do I ...
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In Terminal, how to erase typed command quickly?

In Terminal, let's say I type a long command, but before I press Enter, I decide that actually I don't want to run this command, and want to run another new command instead. In such case, how to ...
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OS X Terminal displaying ö when typing |

It's the first time this has happened to me. Does anyone know why this could be happening? I think I configured something wrong in the keyboard settings. This is working fine in Word 2011, for ...
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Click in finder vs “open -a” on command line

I have a file type (.mxl -- compressed MusicXML) which if I double click in Finder opens properly in my .mxl reader (Finale 2014.app) but which if I call "open file.mxl" or "open -a ...
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sourcing bash profile for root users

Apologies in advance if this question is going to annoy the hell out of everyone as I appreciate, it's been asked in various ways many times before. Please be assured, I have read the archives and ...
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How to access a folder which name is composed of more than 1 word via shell?

I have tried with a simple command: cd Name of the Folder but it's not working, of course. I have also been searching on the web, but the methods I found are not actually working. How can I ...
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Run kinit as AppleScript promting for network username and password

I need to develop a small app (currently using AppleScript to do it) that I can send to users to run a "kinit" shell script command. This is on machines that are not bound to the domain, but needs to ...
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What orthodox file manager for OS X could I use?

I'm looking for a graphical file manager fro OS X, for console Midnight Commander is ok. I need two panels, function keys operations and preferably FTP and SCP support. Also, it would be great to be ...
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Unable to Erase USB / Trying to salvage

I am trying to salvage my USB but I keep running in to errors in Terminal. I attemped: diskutil verifyVolume /dev/disk2 Started file system verification on disk2 Checking file system ** /dev/disk2 ...
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Mac Terminal can't handle utf-8 characters

I've been having some trouble getting UTF-8 characters to display properly in Terminal, so I wrote the following program to run through and print out characters from Code Page 437 (which is the page ...
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How to run a script on login whilst being hidden

I have an applescript (scpt) script that I would like to run on login of a user. I would like the script not be visible in the dock, menu bar, etc. (This would probably mean running it in the ...
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Aufs mount alternative

What union mounts are available on OSX? I've been using Aufs on Ubuntu for the past few years without fail and I'm looking for something similar... Basically, given n directories, merge the contents ...
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How to trigger Notification Centre notification from JavaScript? [closed]

The other question asks the same but using AppleScript. Apple introduced JavaScript as a new language for Automation in OS X 10.10.
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dd ruined my USB stick, how do I recover?

I tried to copy a Linux distro over to my USB using DD. But half way through it failed because the computer went to sleep or something. I plugged the USB in and I get a message saying it's unreadable ...
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How to change terminal $HOME variable? My terminal can't even be opened now

I mean change $HOME not by defining in ~/.bash_profile, but loading the variable when shell opens. By the way, after some misoperation I cannot even get into the Terminal now... It now says [Process ...
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How to send text with telnet in Terminal?

I would like to send some text to a port on my machine using telnet in the Mac OS X Terminal. I start telnet using: telnet localhost 8080 Then I type some text. Is that text send automatically or ...
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Terminal command `screen` will not split windows vertically

Macs come with screen natively installed, but I seem to have a problem with mine. After running screen and creating another window (ctrl+a, c), the split command (ctrl+a, |) won't do anything. ...
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How do I forcibly shut down a specific application at a pre-determined time?

I don't know if there's an available app or perhaps a terminal command, but I'd like to forcibly shut down a specific application at a specific time, without the option to cancel. I'd like it so I ...
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Where will the incident with the sudo command be reported to?

If a non-admin types a sudo command in Terminal, this will appear after they enter their password: User is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported. Where is this reported to?
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Updating and running Git through Homebrew instead of XCode

On my new 2014 Mac (OS X 10.9 Mavericks), I have just installed Git using Homebrew. In order to install Homebrew, I had to download and install XCode 5. So now, when I enter the command which git, I ...
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need to script connection to telnet and send commands to remote device with no user input

Ok I need some help making a script that will connect to a server and send 2 commands Ideally I would have telnet 192.168.2.230 9993 and once it logs in (no user name or password required - the ...
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Open new Terminal tab in current working directory doesn't work

In the Terminal preferences you can find an option to open new windows and tabs in the current working directory. Yet there's a message that says that programs notify Terminal about the current ...
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Why can't I install Python-Markdown?

I've had some weird issues with my python install recently but I've usually been able to get it working. However I'm running into a really bizarre issue right now where pip is installing things that ...
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How can I ask for input and then pass the variable in terminal?

I'm currently trying to do something quite odd. I want to automate updates on multiple computers in my office and first I need to open a program and said program has two fields; one for username and ...
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Cannot SSH from OS X Mavericks to Solaris server

Well, this is embarrassing. It was a case sensitive issue. Prior to posting the -v output on this site, and probably due to looking at this problem for too long, I forgot the fundamental rule of case ...
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how do you change mac terminal theme so that it doesn't go back to 'basic' every time you open it

I just can't find any way to change the theme and have it applied permanently. I really need some guidance here, all I want is to change to another darker theme other than the default 'basic' theme, ...
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Change default ssh:// behavior

Currently, the protocol handler ssh:// opens the link in a new Terminal.app window. I'd like to default it so it opens it in a new tab instead. How can I change this behavior? Backstory: I use Alfred ...
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How do I make ⌘← and ⌘→ work for home/end combo for Terminal?

Why does fn-⇧-→ (or others) do a home/end in Terminal but a ⌘-→ works everywhere else? So just to be clear the question is how to make Terminal take Command + ← and → for home and end?
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Disable line wrapping and horizontal scrolling for output in iTerm

I want to disable the interactive line wrapping that iterm does in my terminal application. I can run $ python -c 'print "\x1b[?7l"' to disable line wrapping on output, so long lines like $ ...
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Terminal “LoadModule” - command not found

I installed via homebrew the new php56 version. To activate it and use it I typed this in the Terminal: LoadModule php5_module /usr/local/opt/php56/libexec/apache2/libphp5.so But it says: ...
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How to check the exit status of an application after using 'open' in shell

I've looked all over for this and I'm not entirely sure how to do this. I want to use a bash script to open an application using 'open' and then check the exit status of the application after it has ...
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Opening new Terminal.app window/tab with a certain profile from command-line or AppleScript?

When I login to my Mac, I want to automatically open a new Terminal.app window with a certain profile, say Monitor, that has a startup command and several appearance settings. I thought it would be ...
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Trying to make terminal alias

I'm trying to create an alias in my .bash_profile to run an application in the terminal window (Julia programming language), the same way you would run Python from the terminal window by typing ...
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how to make Terminal (unix) use Microsoft Outlook instead of Apple Mail

We use Microsoft Outlook at work so I need to be able to use Microsoft Outlook instead of Apple's Mail program when I invoke it in Bash. Can anyone help me associate programs inside of Bash?