Password for terminal?

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  1. macair949, Dec 24, 2013
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    macair949 macrumors newbie

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    Okay so I'm new to having a mac so I've been running into problems with terminal. When I try to perform certain tasks on terminal it asks for a password, then I try to type in my password and it won't let me. Any help?

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  2. ElectricSheep macrumors 6502

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    As an added layer of security, there is no local echo when entering your password for "sudo" in the Terminal. You will not see any output when typing your password; assuming that you are an Administrator account, it should accept your normal password.
     
  3. macair949 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am admin and when I go to type in my password nothing comes up. The only thing I can do is hit "enter" and then it says "incorrect password." Is there something I can do about this?

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    And sorry but what do you mean by "local echo?" As you can see I'm a newbie...
     
  4. ElectricSheep macrumors 6502

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    "local echo" means that what you type on the keyboard is displayed in the Terminal. For security reasons, sudo disables this when accepting your password. Just type your password even if you don't see anything appear, and hit enter.
     
  5. macair949 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh I see! Thank you!
     

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