Terminal won't accept my password

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by 4Queen, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. 4Queen macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I have tried time and again to edit files through Terminal but when prompted for my password it will not accept my password(won't type it) I use an iMac 10.8. Does anyone know anything that could help me?

    Thank you!
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

    DeltaMac

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    Delaware
    #2
    Yes!
    That's correct. The terminal does NOT ever show the characters in your password as you type it, and no indication that you are typing anything (remains blank)
    It's a security tactic, so just type in your password, and press enter. It will then continue with whatever command you are using.
     

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