First: I'm obviously not talking about logging in and then automatically launching Terminal.app.
In older versions of Mac OS X, you used to be able to type
>console in the username field on the login screen and go directly into a command line terminal session.
I haven't done it in years until the other day. However, now, when I try it, my computer just locks up. I can't cancel, and it never sends me to a terminal session.
Is it even possible to do this anymore? If not, does anybody know when it was removed? It seems odd that typing
>console would cause the machine to lock up if it wasn't recognizing it in some way.