How to type my password in terminal?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Haruhi, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Haruhi macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2008
    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.

    HELP :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    That's how Terminal works. Your password is typing, but it doesn't display.

    PS if you don't know this, you shouldn't be using Terminal.
  3. gibbz macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2007
    It isn't supposed to show anything as you type in the password. If you type it correctly followed by enter, you will be fine.

    If it is asking for you're root password, you will have to enable that.
  4. Haruhi thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2008

    Thank you! I get it now.
    I didn't even thinking about that :cool::cool:
    My syslogd is no longer taking over my CPU~!

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