Terminal wonkiness

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lamina, May 19, 2007.

  1. lamina macrumors 68000

    lamina

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    #1
    When I fire up Terminal, I get this message:


    Code:
    Last login: Sat May 19 02:09:22 on console
    /Volumes/PortableOSX.localized/PortableOSX.app/Contents/Resources/Engine/posx.sh; exit
    Welcome to Darwin!
    michael-risis-powerbook59:~ Mike$ /Volumes/PortableOSX.localized/PortableOSX.app/Contents/Resources/Engine/posx.sh; exit
    -bash: /Volumes/PortableOSX.localized/PortableOSX.app/Contents/Resources/Engine/posx.sh: No such file or directory
    logout
    defaul[Process completed]
    I attempted installing PortableOSX on a flash drive I have, it didn't work, but I'm not sure why this is affecting my terminal... Any ideas?
     
  2. Winterfell macrumors regular

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    #2
    The first thing I would do would be to check your Terminal profile settings to see if anything in there has changed.

    If you have a .profile or .bashrc file in your /Users/<username>/ directory, take a look at those. If I had to guess, I would say that is where the problem lies.
     
  3. lamina thread starter macrumors 68000

    lamina

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    #3
    Thanks for your suggestion. How do I get to these files? They don't show up in Spotlight or Finder, since they're hidden files.
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    #4
    Well, since your using the Terminal you could use your favourite Unix editor to edit the files. Or start open a Terminal window and type

    Code:
    open .profile
    
    for example.
     
  5. lamina thread starter macrumors 68000

    lamina

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    #5
    Since I can't access Terminal on my account, I made another and edited my .profile file. I didn't see anything about my error there (nothing about /Volumes/PortableOSX, etc). I'm glad that terminal works on another account, but I'd really like to have it working on my account. Maybe a reboot will help...
     
  6. lamina thread starter macrumors 68000

    lamina

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    #6
    ... and it didn't. I am so frustrated about this.

    This happened when I tried to install PortableOSX on my flash drive, just for fun. When I re-mount the PortableOSX image, it executes the script to install on my flash drive. How can I stop this from happening? I have set the Terminal app not to run a script when it's starting, but this problem still persists.
     
  7. lamina thread starter macrumors 68000

    lamina

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    #7
    Alright here's an update for everyone.

    I deleted the .plist file in ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.terminal.plist. It worked, and now my Terminal is back to the way it was.

    I updated this post for archival purposes.
     

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