I deleted Terminal. How can I get it back/download it?

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  1. keekfox macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone, I'm new here...
    I accidentally deleted terminal through "emptying the trash". Is there any way I can "un-empty" it or is there a place where I can re-download terminal? Please help! I have a macbook on leopard if that helps.
    Thanks so much!

    Edit: I can't access my install CDs because I'm out of town for a while. (Stupid me!) But is there any way someone can send me the file?
     
  2. kindablue09 macrumors regular

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    Help me out... how did terminal find its way into the trash?
     
  3. keekfox thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I dragged it to the trash because I thought it was some junk that I had downloaded, but now I've realized that I really need it! I emptied the trash yesterday.
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    OP, from the sound of it, you probably should not be using terminal anyway.

    You can get it from your install disk or have someone mail them to you.

    Next thing we hear is probably going to be:
    I changed xyz through terminal without knowing what I am doing, now the computer won't boot.
     
  5. keekfox thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, but I'm new to macs. I am still getting used to the new and different programs.
     
  6. kindablue09 macrumors regular

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    Lol, assuming this isn't a fake thread...

    My advice is just to
    1. back up all data that you would miss (buy an external hdd if you don't have one... everyone should back up their data)
    2. format your computer and re-install everything, beginning with your start-up disks.
    3. Stay away from the utilities folder
     
  7. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    You can get Terminal back using Pacifist to open your computer's restore disks. Consultant is right, you should stay away from Terminal. It's possible to do a lot of damage in there if you don't know what you're doing.

    There's no need to reinstall your operating system as kindablue09 suggests.
     
  8. keekfox thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your answers, everyone. I know I must look pretty stupid to all of you; however, please forgive me because I'm a newbie to all this. But I have one more question: is there any way I can get terminal back WITHOUT my installation disks? I don't have them with me at the moment. Thanks again
     
  9. drgreymd macrumors newbie

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    I would help, but I deleted it too. I'm taking it to the apple store.
     
  10. BobZune macrumors 6502a

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  11. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    Ah that's nothing, I was fiddling with Automator a few minutes ago and happened to rename "Desktop" :p

    Happens to the best of us I guess.
     
  12. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Your computer will run just fine without it. Just leave it until you have the disks available again.
     
  13. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    Or they could just use iTerm as a permanent replacement. I prefer it myself. ;)
     
  14. kindablue09 macrumors regular

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    Yeah... oops. I was really just trying to get him to buy a back-up drive. I suppose I should have just came out and said it. My bad.

    But to the OP best of luck with your problem and sorry if my last post was a bit rude!
     
  15. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    No, that's a Dashboard widget. The OP has deleted the Terminal application.
     
  16. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    Oh those things are nothing. I put my system folder in the trash. Thank god I had OS X installed on the other HDD partition from ages ago.
     

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