Software :: Snow Leopard - Preventing Terminal's Shutdown Prompt?

Sep 20, 2009

I'm running Snow Leopard. If I have a couple of Terminal sessions running and I try to quit both of them via the Quit Terminal entry in the Terminal menu, I get a dialog box with the following message: You have 2 windows with running processes. Do you want to review these windows before quitting? I don't ever recall getting this message under Leopard, so I assume it's a new feature under Snow Leopard. I want to disable this dialog. Is there a property setting for the Snow Leopard version of Terminal which controls this?

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OS X :: Initiating Shutdown Prompt From Terminal

Jul 19, 2009

That little prompt you get when you go through the apple menu at the top left and hit shut down. It gives you 60 seconds, etc... I want to know how to initiate that from the terminal. I keep apcupsd running on my mac mini server, and if the power goes out, i want it to tell my machines to shut down. I already have a growl message setup letting me know when the power goes out (forwarded to my iphone over prowl, etc etc). I can ssh into the systems via bash scripting and issue the command, that's np. I just have no idea wtf the command is to throw that prompt.

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Software :: Terminal Not Loading The Prompt

Apr 6, 2010

Until recently, Terminal 2.1.1 under Mac OS X 10.6.3 worked just fine for me. But now it has just stopped loading the prompt. I can open new Terminal windows but they are blank. I have tried logging out and in to my user account but this has not fixed it. I have made minor changes to my .bash_profile (see below) but all long before this problem began. I have not changed the directory structure so it should be able to CD to Dropbox/Drominay. I have not changed any preferences in Terminal other than those related to colour etc. In particular, it's still set to load the default login shell at startup.

.bash_profile is:

export PATH=/usr/local/bin:$PATH
export MANPATH=/usr/local/man:$MANPATH

# Your previous /Users/steven/.bash_profile file was backed up as /Users/steven/.bash_profile.macports-saved_2009-06-28_at_08:42:07

# MacPorts Installer addition on 2009-06-28_at_08:42:07: adding an appropriate PATH variable for use with MacPorts...........................

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Logout Prompt/ Change Log Out Dialog?

Apr 23, 2012

I was wondering if somebody could help me. I would like to run a script when a user selects log out from the apple drop down to ask the user if they backed up their data before it allows them to log out.  I created a script that prompts you and then brings you to the logout screen but do not know how to get it to run, or something similar to run, when you select log out.  Obviously, I do not want it to run when the user has already logged out.

The other option I see that could work would be to change the message, "are you sure you want to quit all applications and log out now?" which I cannot figure out how to do.

AppleScript, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Software :: Terminal Prompt Randomly Reset

Aug 26, 2010

From time to time, my terminal shell prompt gets hijacked and set to something useless by another program or process. For example, it currently reads: "qtsoftware >" , probably from a QuickTime update, but I can't say for sure. Anyway, when this happens, I'm unable to reset the prompt to a customized version via .tcshrc -- instead, the unwanted garbage gets prepended to whatever I configure via .tcshrc. Restarting Terminal doesn't help. This obviously isn't the end of the world, but it's intensely annoying since, when I do need to use Term, I usually use about ten windows at once, and prompts matter.

my .tcshrc setting: set prompt = "%m [%/] What you say?"
my prompt: qtsoftware [/Users/kathleenduke] What you say?

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OS X :: Terminal Prompt - What Daniel - IPhone - Gateway - Bios

Aug 8, 2010

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Sometimes Does Not Shutdown

Mar 23, 2010

I've just bought MacBook with pre installed MacOS 10.6.1, then updated it to 10.6.2. Sometimes (approximately 1 of 5 times) it does not shutdown - there are only my wallpaper and active mouse pointer. I've been waiting for a long time, then just turned off it with holding power button. It seems I have a problem after high hard drive activity (a lot of copy, delete and move operation)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Terminal In DVD Instalation

Feb 13, 2012

i have installed InsomniaX.App in Snow Leopardthe program was running ok until i restart my macbook pro.It does´t restart and is always asking to turn off computer and Restart..I have reset EFI..I Have reset PRAM and VRAMand still doesn´t restart..I have unplug the battery and waited half an hour just to start again and still not resolving the issue.I have entered installation DVD just to go to the and execute this:Enter in terminal : defaults delete com.semaja2.InsomniaXDelete ~/Application Support/InsomniaXDelete /Applications/

How can i do this using Terminal from the installation DVD...I only now how to discover Volumes ls /Volumes/

MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Can't Open The Terminal

Apr 26, 2012

Whenever I try to run the terminal, I get this error message.You are not authorized to run this application.The administrator has set your shell to an illegal value. Just in case you're wondering, yes, I am logged in as the administrator. I have been having some issues with priveleges ever since I reinstalled my OS and loaded my info from a Time Machine Backup, so this might be related, but I still have no idea how to fix it.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Terminal In Imac 10.6.8 Seems Stuck

Apr 11, 2012

Whatever I type in terminal it says: unknown-c8-bc-c8-98-14-b8:How can I reset it so I can make it work for me? [code]

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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OS X :: Mac Os X Snow Leopard Kernel Panic On Shutdown

Sep 4, 2009

I am pretty new to the forums but I installed snow leopard on an 2008 iMac 2.4 ghz, 3gb of ram and 250gb hard drive on September 1, 2009 and had no problems shutting down.

Then on Wednesday when I shut down it goes into a kernel panic and tells me to restart. When I go into the other user account it does not do that. I have a picture of the error log that i got when I started the computer up to submit to Apple. Can someone please help.

I have reset PRam, repaired permissions, and reinstalled Snow Leopard but recovered it from a Time Machine Backup. I do not know what to do.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: When Shutdown MBP Goes Back To Old Settings

Apr 15, 2012

When my laptop shuts down if change my dock it goes back to its old self when I turn my laptop back on and the same for my bookmarks I can't change them so that they stay there?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Can't Shutdown Mac Because Applications Won't Quit

Apr 16, 2012

I can't shut down my Mac because applications won't quit or force quit.


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OS X :: Using Terminal - Bash / Command Not Found For Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Apr 1, 2010

I'm using Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

whenever I try almost any command at Terminal, I come across an annoying message like:

-bash: unzip: command not found

this is a sample for i tried unzip, but it happens for so many other command as well

so what is that? do I need to install anything to make terminal work with these commands?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Deleted All Data Through Terminal Commands

May 31, 2012

deleted all data by using terminal and time machine was not set up.

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OS X :: Can't Restart Or Shutdown In Snow Leopard If Other Users Are Logged In

Sep 1, 2009

This is a neat one. I found out last night that I cannot restart or shut down either of my Macs if my wife's account is still logged in. In order to perform either function, I have to log onto my wife's account and log it out before it will allow me to either restart or power down the computer.

If I try to do so while both accounts are logged in, I will get the usual prompt for an Admin name and password, but then it just won't go past that screen. The prompt just keeps coming up to enter the Admin info. Anyone else experiencing this, or have any recommendations?

I did an update install on both machines. I updated our iMac with a full retail copy, and the MBP I updated with an UTD disc. Perhaps doing a full erase and install is the answer? Or do you guys think it's just something buggy in SL?

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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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Software :: Slow Restart And Shutdown After Upgrade Snow Leopard (10.6.3)

Jun 7, 2010

I have an iMac (early 2009 model) that I recently upgraded to Snow Leopard(10.6.3) from Leopard and now when I restart and shutdown, it takes almost 30 secs for both, compared to when I was running Leopard, it literally took about a second (maybe 2). I've tried verifying/repair disk permissions, clearing cache, turning off airport utility, etc. per some suggestions through Google to no avail. There are no programs running before shutdown. I'm wondering if something was included in the upgrade/updates to slow the shutdown process.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Cannot Inherit Backups As Sudo Tmutil Not Found In Terminal

Feb 11, 2012

I get a "sudo: tmutil: command not found" message on terminal when I am trying to inherit backups as per the fantastic instructions on the website by pondini. What does it mean and how can I correct it? 

My old backups on time machine are not highlighted on time machine so cannot restore them. This is either because I have restored the OS or repaired the external HD used for backups.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Safe To Type Word Clear And Exit After Using Terminal?

Apr 8, 2012

I was using Terminal in my MacBook Pro to check if it was infected with the flashback Trojan but all results were negative. After confirming that I was not infected I typed the word "clear" and then the word "exit" before quitting terminal.Is this the appropriate procedure to close the terminal in OSX? Or it is an overkill? Will these commands affect the functionality of the command line in the future?

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May 21, 2012

IS there a terminal command to make sure that my default search engine is and not or or any place I am travelling to, since VERY OFTEN the results are MANY LESS than using the .com goggle site and I DO NOT want to be logged in google to save the settings, which are anyway erased by my security and privacy tool?

MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), I erased OSX 10.7 'cause it slowed

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Slow Restart / Shutdown If Lots Of Apps Are Open

Oct 15, 2009

this isn't a big deal but I've found that when I shutdown or restart with a few applications (even longer if there are a lot open), it sort of just waits (showing me the spinning wheel of eternity - SWOE lolz) after every application is closed (which is almost instant) at the desktop, I can only see my background picture, sometimes it does this at the blue screen occasionally, does anyone know why.

It can wait for up to 20 or 30 seconds, this is on my sig rig w/ the SSD - so I find it a bit odd.

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Shutdown - Blue Screen And Progress Wheel Just Spinning

Mar 4, 2010

I upgraded to Snow Leopard and a few days later when i went to shutdown my mac pro after i woke it up, i got the blue screen and progress wheel just spinning. After calls with Apple, running both long and short hardware tests, 3 snow leopard discs, a clean install, 2 upgrades, the tech gave up. The clean install was a bare bones install with no applications installed. I would now have to take it into a repair shop and pay for software tests. This is a one year old mac pro with apple care. I used Time Machine to restore to leopard, and all is ok. Has anyone heard of this problem? I'm quit happy to stick with Leopard, but am upset that an apple software problem has to be fixed and paid for by me. I assume if it was a hardware problem it would show up in Leopard.

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Apr 4, 2012

My computer displays grey screen and apple logo for 10 minutes or more during start up and shut down. Sometimes it refuses to shut down. This issues started after installing OS lion. What do I do?

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Feb 13, 2012

I'm having an issue where, in my Mac terminal, the space where the computer name is shown is instead replaced with the word "virus". 


Additionally, my internet connection either works terribly or not at all, and this only seems to happen at night. 

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Blank Screen From Idling And Prompt User To Login When Awaken?

Jul 1, 2012

I want to stop using updated Mac OS X 10.5.8 (I think it happens in 10.7.4 too IIRC)'s Flurry screen saver and just let Mac OS X 10.5.8 blank/sleep its screen to save energy, not make Macs (Mac Mini, MacBook Pro, etc.) hot especially in the heat waves, and use less resources. I noticed making display (not the computer) sleep and then waking does not ask me to log in like a screen saver would do. Is there a way to do this for sleeping displays? 

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Nov 12, 2009

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Feb 3, 2008

I am typing "terminal" in spotlight, but it is not finding anything... Any other ideas as to how I can find my

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OS X :: Leopard Hangs On Shutdown

Oct 29, 2007

I have a MacBook Pro 2.16 C2D that I just updated with Leopard. I noticed that occasionally the computer will hang when I attempt a shutdown. I didn't have this problem with Tiger so I assume it's a bug in Leopard. When I try a normal shutdown all I see is my desktop wallpaper and that little circular animated icon. I have to hold in the power button to force a shutdown.

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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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