Anyone else run into "command line" at startup?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Westside guy, Nov 24, 2003.

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    Westside guy

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    #1
    Hi there,

    I'd been mucking with the /etc/authorization file (long story, but short version: playing with kerberos and trying to do stuff that's not documented) and managed to mess things up enough that when 1) I couldn't get out of the screensaver; and 2) when I rebooted, it came up in a command line mode! Now this was easily fixed since I had backed up the auth file before i started playing, but: Does OS X have an "official" command line mode the way Linux or BSD does? If so, can you start the graphical OS X from the command line?

    I know this is kind of an odd combination of newbie and advanced question. I'm a Red Hat linux switcher over to OS X, and they're just similar enough to fool me into sometimes thinking I know what I'm doing. :)

    Thanks!
     
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    G5orbust

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    Im sorry if this doesnt answer your question but...

    OSX has a feature called Single User mode, which is essentially a command line only screen. People normally use it to run disk utilities if their OS has gone south, but Im pretty sure it has many other uses.
     

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