MacBook Pro :: Using Terminal Without Password / Terminal Asks For Password?

Mar 31, 2010

I do not have a password set on my MBP, but anytime that I have to sudo anything in Terminal it asks for my password. If I just leave it blank like at login, it says the password is incorrect. I have to do is set up a password use it in Terminal then I remove it afterwards. This is very annoying. Is there any way that I can do this without having to set the password every time?

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Applications :: Unable To Enter Password In Terminal / Asks For Admin Password?

Jul 2, 2005

I am trying to uninstall Virex 7.5. I have got the Terminal uninstall command which opens Terminal. So far, so good. However, Terminal is asking me for my admin password but it's not allowing me to enter it. The cursor is not blinking it's just a solid black oblong - just bl**dy sitting there! Absolutely no response to any key except the enter key - then terminal helpfully says, 'Sorry, try again' What's going on? I just wanna get rid of Virex!!!

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OS X :: Terminal Asks For Password / No Password Present?

May 21, 2010

When I try to just hit enter as my password it says it's incorrect. What do I type for no password?

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OS X :: Unable To Type Password In Terminal / Terminal Not Reacting To My Typing

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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Applications :: Unable To Type Password In Terminal / Sorry Wrong Password Try Again

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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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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OS X Technologies :: Wrong Password In Terminal?

Apr 15, 2012

i typed wrong password in the terminal and now the command line of entering the password is gone, what can i do?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: What Is A Default Password In Terminal

Apr 30, 2012

What is a default password in the Mac Lion Terminal? I never setup any password on my MacBook Air. Everytime I used command line in TERMINAL (such as sudo....) they always ask for Password. 

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X Yosemite :: Terminal Is Requesting A Password

Dec 2, 2014

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IMac :: Won't Work With Terminal / Can't Change Password

Nov 15, 2010

my 11 year old son just told me yesterday that he forgot his password on his imac. i don't know why he would have one, but he for got and now i need a way to get it back with out restoring the mac. i heard there is a prompt in terminal to get the password and possibly change it. does anyone know what this procedure would be?

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OS X :: Unable To Shutdown Using Terminal / Prompts For Password?

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

I get prompted for a password. I need to add this to a Perl script that I'm writing for myself and need to know if there is anyway i can accomplish shutting down the Mac without having to provide my Password.

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PowerPC :: Cannot Work In G5 Terminal - No Root Password

Feb 20, 2010

I inherited a G5 from a colleague who left the department however I was not given a firmware password. So now I cannot re-install the OS OR work in terminal. I have tried the remove RAM and then reset PRAM. I have tried booting off disk but that is locked. I have tried replacing HD with new one but cannot boot off disk to install onto it. What is left for me to try to get this working and now the person is not available to just tell me what password is, they left months ago.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Enter Administrator Password In Terminal

May 14, 2012

How do I enter my administrator password in Terminal?

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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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Mac Mini :: Password To Become Super User In Terminal Session

Dec 13, 2010

Old time Mac guy, they are the best computers, serviced Mac in the field, was even trained on Macs first unix based server, 1998. Servers currently servicing are Sun, HP, Dell, EMC and a few other odds and ends. Just some history. The question, what is the password to become a "super user" SU in the terminal session? OS is 10.4

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May 19, 2009

Every once and a while my fianc�e's computer will ask for the keychain password while using Safari. As she has forgotten the password everytime she just has to hit cancel. is there a way to reset this

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OS X Mavericks :: Mail Asks For Password Upon Launch Then Crashes When Password Is Entered

Jul 1, 2014

For the last week or so I've been having an increasingly regular problem with Mail. Upon launching, the app opens a dialog window saying, "Mail can't connect to the Google account 'Gmail'. Enter the password for user (username)." Then when I enter the password, the app crashes. Sometimes clicking the "Cancel" botton allows the app to open, but sometimes that results in a crash as well. Also, when I can launch Mail successfully, sometimes when I try to send mail, the outgoing mail will sit in the Outbox unsent.  

I've been getting these warnings with both my Yahoo and Gmail accounts. Until a few days ago I was using Yahoo as my primary account, but the inability to send mail caused me to switch to Gmail as my primary. After a couple days of smooth sailing, I'm now getting the same errors with my Gmail.

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OS X :: Unable To Store Password / Asks For Password Everytime?

May 8, 2009

it's a random thing, and it's happening to all 3 accounts I have in Mail. When it happens a box comes up and says that I need to enter the password. I have it stored to save and when the box comes up I click "remember my password" but it keeps coming up. it's not ever day, it's random.

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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 Server :: Processes Started In Terminal End When Terminal Closed?

Jan 29, 2008

I'm running Symantec Backup Agent on our mac osx server. I start the agent in the terminal (./ It returns a notification that it started the service, however, it doesn't return to the prompt. Closing the terminal gives a warning that the process will be closed if the terminal is closed. Closing it does kill the process. Ctrl+c to return to the prompt also kills the process. So it's as if once the process is started in the terminal, nothing can be altered.

I am not much of a mac guy so please forgive me if this is a stupid question.

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OS X :: Password Protected Drive - Asks For A Password Before Shows The Content Of The Drive

Jan 8, 2011

Is it possible to put a password on a flash drive/eternal drive? I know many companies sell drives that have encryption software built in, but is it possible to just simply password protect. So basically it asks for a password before it shows the content of the drive?

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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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MacBook Pro :: Mail Asks For Password Endlessly

May 23, 2012

Mail asks for all of my email passwords over and over.

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Aug 22, 2014

Recently, my Macbook Pro has been asking for my iCloud password every time I have logged in, or taken my computer out of sleep mode. I don't use iCloud and never have, and have signed out through system preferences as well. I hit cancel when it makes the request, but the window just pops again right away.  

I have checked my Login Items and iCloud is not one of them.

Is there a way to get this to stop, or even better, is there a way to delete iCloud safely?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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MacBook Pro :: When Sign On To Computer, The Mail Pops Up And Asks For Password

Mar 18, 2012

When i sign on to my computer, the mail pops up and asks for my password. I put it in and it declines it. Then i reset my password and still doesnt work.

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MacBook Pro :: OS X Lion Always Asks For Password Everytime Delete Or Move A File?

Apr 21, 2012

Am using OS X Lion 10.7.3, All of a sudden Finder ALWAYS asks for my password each and everytime I try to delete or move a file- How can I remove this?

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OS X :: Screen Sharing Always Asks For A Password?

Jul 21, 2010

Question: What is the point of telling Screen Sharing to "Remember this password in my keychain" if every time I go back to use it I have to retype the username and password?

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OS X :: Asks For Password To Delete File?

Nov 19, 2007

I used an external Windows formatted USB hard drive to transport my files from my old laptop to my new Black MacBook.

There are files I do not need, so on my MacBook I highlighted the files and directories and dragged them to the trash, a dialog box asked me for my password, I supplied it, then nothing happened, ie, it did not delete the files.

I am not sure what this means, and I want to delete the files.

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OS X :: System Suddenly Asks For A Password?

May 23, 2010

I have a G4 450 OS 10.4.11 and when I went to restart it it asked for a password. I have used this system for a few years and this has never happened? I used my regular password and it worked but now every time I restart it, it asks me the same thing. What is also weird is that It says Powermac G3 above the password box. My system is a G4. I believe the drive came out of a G3 computer at one time but not sure how that relates. This has never happened before. I went to system preferences security tab and it does not show login is enabled at all. I did not do anything that I know of to cause this? How can I remove this login requirement and what does it mean that it says G3 when it is a G4?

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