On linux distributions one can simply press the following keys in order to access the shell:
- Ctrl+Alt+F7 to exit and return to the GUI.
Is there a similar capability in OS X that would let me access a terminal when my interactive desktop session is no longer responsive?
If anyone wants to know why, read below
I have a reason for needing this, and mainly because I killed the wrong process id, which in term ended the
launchd daemon. As now I couldn't run Terminal.app, or type in my existing shells I needed to gain access of the main shell (my session is running in) which was active because Spotify still worked! In order to start-up that daemon again to rectify my problem - annoyingly I had to restart which for Unix operating system is ridiculous - ONLY time a linux/unix system need be rebooted is after kernel updates are installed, otherwise it doesn't need to be.