Help on Terminal

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Zbyszek, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. Zbyszek macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2014
    Paris, France
    By updating an anti-spy software recommended by my bank, SG, software, Trusteer Rapport crashed. Trusteer advised me to uninstall the software and do a new install, but first I have to delete the following commands in Terminal. It turns out that I have never dared to do anything in Terminal and I understand that an incorrect manipulation may cause me a lot of trouble. I need advice.

    Advices from Trusteer Rapport

    In the Terminal blank screen that appears, enter exactly the following commands and press Enter after each one:

    rm -rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/Rapport/
    sudo rm -rf /Library/Rapport/
    sudo rm -rf /var/root/Library/Application\ Support/Rapport/
    sudo rm -rf /Library/PreferencePanes/RapportPreferences.prefPane
    sudo rm -rf /var/log/rooksd/

    MacBook 13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008 - 2.4 GHz -OS X 10.9.3 (Mavericks)
  2. ohbrilliance macrumors 6502a


    May 15, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    That all looks safe to me. One danger in running rm -rf from the command line is in mis-typing the path to be deleted. As an example, if you accidentally typed a space after the first /, you would delete the entire drive. Not good.

    To be defensive, I would change to the parent directory of each and just delete the required subdirectory, i.e.:

    cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/
    rm -rf Rapport
    cd /Library/
    sudo rm -rf Rapport
    cd /var/root/Library/Application\ Support/
    sudo rm -rf Rapport
    cd /Library/PreferencePanes/
    sudo rm -rf RapportPreferences.prefPane
    cd /var/log/
    sudo rm -rf rooksd
  3. chown33 macrumors 604

    Aug 9, 2009
    Sailing beyond the sunset
    I would copy and paste each line into the Terminal window. Do this one line at a time. This is the simplest way to avoid typing mistakes, because there's no retyping.

    The command lines look reasonable to me.

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