Terminal Help

Fishnut

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Jan 2, 2014
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I'm using iMac OSX and although I've been a mac user for years I've never edited anything in Terminal nor have I heard of it until 2 days ago. My problem is I am able to open a Terminal window using sudo su as instructed but when prompted for a password it will not allow my password to be typed in. Any ideas? Thanks
 

Zerozal

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Apr 3, 2009
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Local echo is disabled when typing a password in Terminal - i.e., Terminal does not display any typed characters. This is a security feature and is normal. Just type your password as usual when prompted and hit return.
 

mfram

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Jan 23, 2010
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Unless you know what you are doing, I would not use 'sudo su' in the Terminal. At that point, you are in a fully priveleged shell with all safties removed. You can easily render your Mac un-bootable with no way to undo your operations short of re-installing.
 
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