Since I upgraded my M1 MacBook Pro to MacOS Ventura 13.0, the Terminal app does not work correctly.

When I type, for example, rm -rf ..., it gets killed as shown in the screenshot below. I get this response for a lot of other commands in Terminal. In addition, I now get Unexpected Error when I try to build an application in Xcode. Same problems appear with either ZSH or Bash.

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    It is more readable and convenient for others if you paste the text form of commands and outputs from Terminal to your questions rather than the screenshots.
    – Alper
    Oct 25, 2022 at 17:55
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    Are these the standard built-in command-line tools, or are you using something nonstandard like homebrew? Does this or this help? Oct 25, 2022 at 18:21
  • MBP-von-Daniel:~ danielehrhardt$ ls Killed: 9 I try to use mkdir, ls, rm Oct 25, 2022 at 18:22
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    Can you try bash and then the commands? Maybe this is some misconfiguration in your zshrc files?
    – vinibrsl
    Oct 25, 2022 at 18:34
  • bash Killed: 9 also happening with bash Oct 25, 2022 at 18:41

1 Answer 1


At first i thought that chmod fixed the Issue but then i opned iTerm with ZSH and had the same killed Issue again. I ended up also deleting all content from /usr/local/bin and changed my Path Variable to use the /bin folder.

/bin/chmod 755 /usr/local/bin
  • How did that directory get corrupted?
    – mmmmmm
    Oct 25, 2022 at 20:33
  • macOS Ventura update Oct 25, 2022 at 20:33
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    Which permissions did the directory have before the chmod?
    – nohillside
    Oct 25, 2022 at 21:30
  • Same problem but I would advise care, only delete files that are already present in /bin, not everything ! Nov 22, 2022 at 12:36
  • I have the same issue. I even tried reinstalling ventura again. What do you suggest? Uninstall commandlineTools or delete usr/local/bin contents'; the latter seems little dangerous. @DanielEhrhardt Dec 1, 2022 at 11:01

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