Terminal - Suddenly not working

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  1. jonparadise macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2005
    London, UK
    Before I start, I must say I don't have a clue how the terminal works, so forgive me.

    I've been using it to start my installation of Coldfusion 8, without any problems.

    However, today I entered my usual:

    sudo /Applications/Coldfusion8/bin/coldfusion start &

    Which has always worked before.

    This time, is asked me for a password, which it hasn't before, but I entered it anyway, and all I get is 'Command not found' and that it had been stopped.

    All the lines have the prefix of xp:~, which I'm sure it didn't before.

    I hope someone can help as I'm at the end of my tether and am desperate to test my websites.
  2. mediaguru macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2006
    The middle of BentFork, TN
    The sudo command is rather dangerous because it gives whatever program you run with it "super-user" privileges on your computer (read: no limits or restrictions). The command line should always prompt you for your password the first time you use it in each Terminal session.

    As far as the command not being found, could it possibly be the " & " symbol at the end? Seems that is out of place at the end of a statement...

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