Applications :: Unable To Run Python In Terminal Window

Dec 11, 2010

When I press the up or down arrows, I get this in the terminal:

Up arrow: ^[[D
Down arrow: ^[[C

Anybody know what to do so that I can use those keys to scroll in history?

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Applications :: Unable To Use Terminal / Terminal Stucks At Blank Login Window

Oct 20, 2009

Anybody see this before? I opened up and the window is completely blank. There is nothing in it whatsoever. Looks as if bash never started. The title bar simply says "Terminal — login — 80x24". I can type whatever I want in the Terminal window like it's a text document and nothing happens. If I restart the computer, this seems to fix the problem, but it seems to only be a temporary fix as the issue happens again soon after.

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OS X Technologies :: Unable To Open Terminal Window?

May 9, 2012

I am trying to do research on how to fix my current problem of not being able to open my terminal window.  When attempting to do so I get the following error message: 

You are unauthorized to run this application.

The administrator has set your shell to an illegal value. 

I looked at some previous posts and some people said download iterm2 and put the following command: sudo chsh -s /bin/bash my_username.  After this enter password and it should be fixed.  However when doing that I get the following response: SC is not in the sudoers file.  This incident will be reported. 

Couple of things, firstly SC (which is me) is the administrator to this computer (this is my computer and there are no other users on it). 

MacBook (13-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.7.3), 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

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Jan 26, 2010

I'm trying to do something in terminal, and it asks for my password. I press a letter on my keyboard, and nothing appears. I am in the right window and everything, terminal just doesn't react to my typing. However, when I click enter, it says 'Sorry,try again'. So it does react to the enter key.

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OS X :: Unable To Install Terminal App - Run Terminal As Admin?

Aug 19, 2010

I'm on a standard user account and I would really like to install icalbuddy which is a terminal app. When I install apps normally I simply have to provide a admin name and pw, but this doesn't work when it is a terminal app because it requires that the 'su' command be run.

So I thought that I could run terminal as admin through 'su - admin' and then install. But of course the admin account doesn't have access to the user folder where the installer is located. I just can't win.

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Mar 27, 2009

Is there a terminal command that can be used to resize a program window to it's default size? By this I mean the same size as when you first launched the program.

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OS X :: Terminal Not Displaying Window Correctly - How To Fix

Mar 7, 2009

I'm having a bit of a problem with terminal.

When I open the app or open a new window all that is displayed is a bit of the top menu bar - just enough to diplay the red close button. I can't see any of the other buttons and nor can I resize it to actually see th text in the terminal window.

This behaviour seems to be resticted to just one account - I logged in to another account to check.
I've tried repairing permissions and removed from the library/preferences folder I my home directory.

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OS X :: Changing The Drive In Terminal Window?

Jun 2, 2009

I am a recent user of Mac and wondering about something. If I wanted to change the directory I am looking at in Command prompt in MSwindows I use a command, like unix/linux cd .. if I want to change the drive I want to explore in MS windows I use c: or d: or which ever drive I want to explore and then begin the exploration by using a dir or ls in the unix and cd to the folder.. how the l would I change drive from my primary to my seconary using the terminal window.. with a Mac? OS 10.4?

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Terminal Does Not Open A Window Automatically?

Mar 29, 2012

When I open Terminal, I don't get automatically a new window, even though I have set the relevant option in preferences.

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OS X Mavericks :: Terminal Utility Window Go To Sleep

Sep 2, 2014

One issue though is that occasionally, a terminal utility window will go to sleep (or become Zombified) and won't wake up again.

This happens when I am running a long numerical calculation from one of the tabs in the terminal window. 

Normally, the numerical calculation does not print much, but will occasionally print out information about the progress of the program and sometimes error messages.  In past MAC-OSX, I had just started the numerical calculation in one tab and went on working (vim editing e.g.) in another tab in the same window, occasionally going back to check for error messages and progress. 

In Mavericks OSX though at some point, the long run-time of the numerical calculation causes the whole terminal window to sleep including the tab in which I am doing the editing. 

It is an interesting sleep.  The numeric calculation keeps running, so I just set the window aside to let the program finish. 

Other terminal utility windows are fine but all tabs on the same window are in the sleep mode.

The sleeping windows can actually be updated to their most recent, directly visible content by hitting the yellow dot at the top left,

sending the window down to the Dock, and then reopening from the Dock.

Even after reopening the terminal window from dock, the whole window (every tab) remains asleep. Scrolling does not work, continued updating of the screen output by the numerical calculation does not work, but you can see the most recent content by using the Dock update trick. 

I can work around this and change the numerical calculation to send the output and error messages to a file instead of the screen and then run the programs in background.  (Don't know if background programs will still zombify the terminal window.)

Also, I can do the editing from a separate terminal window, but at first the unexpected irreversible sleep caught me off-guard.   

I realise that such automatic sleeping might be part of the reason for the large increase in speed, which is actually more important to me than maintaining the viability of each terminal window. 

I am wondering though if there is some way to reanimate the sleeping terminal windows to inspect error messages more easily (i.e. scroll up to old ones). 

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OS X Mavericks :: Unable To Open Multiple Applications Including Checking For Software Updates / Contacts / Terminal / Picture Viewer

Jun 17, 2014

Was forced to reload my OS.  Now I am unable to open several apps whether I am on the OS or safe mode.  Example;  I can click on contacts and nothing happens.  I can open my apple mail but can not view the email nor click on it to open.  I can not open terminal.  I can not open software update. 

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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Applications :: Unable To Change Window Size / After Opened

Dec 18, 2009

I use a third party app., MacStock Manager. I have to resize the window every time it is opened and wonder if I'm stuck with this situation? This is the only time a window is not the same size as when it was closed. Using a new iMac with Snow Leopard.

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Mar 13, 2012

I don't know when started to happen, but when I open a window of Finder, and click in the left sidebar to see what is in Desktop, it didn't show in the right panel, it open a Terminal window.If I click Applications, or Music, it works good, but not with Desktop.I already installed Lion again 3 times, but when restoring from Time Machine, it starts to doing that.

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Apr 20, 2012

I can't open a silverlight dmg file to watch netflix.  I am running Lion on my 2.66ghz iMac i5 with 10.7.3. I can download and install silverlight but when I try to open the file, it always opens the Terminal window. 

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Applications :: Using Terminal - Terminal Is Not On The Approved List Of Applications

Feb 2, 2010

when i try to open terminal it says this

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anyone know how to make it allowed?

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Jul 2, 2005

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Oct 1, 2009

When i am supposed to type my password in the terminal, so i can uninstall an addons, i can't write... I can press enter, and it jump down a line, but when i write there, it pop up: Sorry wrong password Try again. What shall i do?

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Applications :: Unable To Enter Password In Terminal - Sorry Wrong Password

Dec 7, 2009

Yes I know other people have posted this and gotten the answer that you just put it ion anyways and you wont see it come up but it works. Well I do not actually have a password set so usually I just hit enter with it blank but when I do that in Terminal it says sorry wrong password or something until I hit the 3rd try and it boots me.

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Jul 2, 2010

I put off doing the software update on Safari... I just HAD a feeling something would go wrong and I didn't have time to mess with it if it did.

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Now Safari will "open"... it looks like it is open and I have access to all the menus. But a Safari window will not open.

I am surprised that I haven't seen others with this problem. I have tried deleting the cache and deleting the preferences file. Neither seem to have made ANY difference.

I'm at a loss as to what to do. And I am feeling like I'm missing a body part. I need my Safari back!

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Apr 27, 2009

i am newbie and a migrant to OSX from windows. Previously i used putty.exe. It is straight forward process, all i have to do is type port 22 on putty.exe to freebsd ssh server.

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Sep 14, 2009

I recently upgraded python on my mac from the version it was shipped with (python2.3) to python2.5. The installation was easy as I used the .dmg file. But now I want to use setuptools and I have to create a file in the /usr/lib/python2.5 which does not exist. How do I upgrade this as at the moment I have /usr/lib/python2.3. It is probably very trivial but I am having a nightmare understanding all these installation folders of python in mac. And the instructions in [URL] are assuming I have the right version there.

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Jan 26, 2009

Have a script on my server which was working fine before I upgraded to leopard, now there are some warnings:
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Then an error about an 'int' object not having the attribute '__name__'

I can see that version 2.3 is installed as well as 2.5, wondering is there anyway that I can direct the script to run on the 2.3 framework?

Tried setting a link to 2.3 but that didn't seem to work.

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Jul 7, 2009

So, I want to be able to turn off my Mac using Terminal without it asking for a password. At the moment when i type: sudo shutdown -h now

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Aug 16, 2010

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Before i restore the system i need to get some files off of the machine. (The gui side freezes when i try to drag and drop).

I can boot into single use mode and use terminal but i do not know how to do the command mv /documents...etc but i don't know what drive my usb stick is or that it is mounted.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Unable To Type Password In Terminal?

Jun 1, 2012

I need to change the local hosts and I'm using the sudo command. However, I'm unable to type my password when I'm asked to do so. I start typing and nothing comes out on the screen. 

*ADDITIONAL INFO - I'm using Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) on MacBook Pro.

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Software :: Where To Find Leopard's Python For Reinstall?

Sep 25, 2008

I get the following error when running the xattr command under Leopard (10.5.5): Code: % xattr test.doc
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Does anyone know where I can go to find the official, Apple-supported package for Python under 10.5.5, so I can download and reinstall it? I've searched and I can't seem to find this.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Purpose Of Python App In System Preferences?

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