Command-line OS X?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Ariii, Apr 17, 2012.

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    Ariii

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    I've just switched back to OS X from Linux, after finding a copy of 10.1.5 for free for my clamshell iBook (Indigo). I've been used to, and I find logging in on just the command line without the GUI more useful in many cases. Is there any way I can do this on OS X?
     
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    Goftrey

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    It's a clamshell iBook. 10.4 is the latest the Indigo can run.

    But yeah single user mode is the way to go.
     
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    Ariii

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    Oh my gosh, thank you so much!!! Could I do emacs, nano, or vi?
     
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    10.4, yes...but 10.5 is G4 867MHz+ so it's a no-go with that iBook G3
     
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    I missed the clamshell part of his post. And Leopard can be forced onto a G3 with a few extra kexts and a bit of work, but it isn't pretty.
     
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    All of the above are part of OS X CLI programs.
     

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