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Unlocking Terminal

SouljaBoyTellEm

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Oct 10, 2007
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So is there any way to unlock Terminal? Admin locked it (message comes up saying it's locked) and I don't have privileges. Help would be fantastic.
 

killmoms

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i.e. You try to launch it and the system prompts you for an administrator password?

Unless you know the administrator password, then no, there isn't.
 
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SouljaBoyTellEm

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Oct 10, 2007
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doesn't even prompt me for pass. it just says its locked. that's lame :(
thanks for the quick reply
 
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Eidorian

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Mar 23, 2005
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doesn't even prompt me for pass. it just says its locked. that's lame :(
thanks for the quick reply
Are you sure you're the owner of your user directory? If you change the uid of your user you can lose permission to open certain applications.

This can maybe even happen if you change the name of your home directory. I can't confirm this though.
 
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SouljaBoyTellEm

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Oct 10, 2007
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that conclusion is correct. my school blocks most of the apps so i was just trying to get to more of them. can i ssh from an unlocked computer and change the privileges like that?
 
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angelwatt

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Aug 16, 2005
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that conclusion is correct. my school blocks most of the apps so i was just trying to get to more of them. can i ssh from an unlocked computer and change the privileges like that?

One idea, you could try bringing Terminal with you on a flash drive and place it somewhere. I've never tried this so you try it at your own risk.
 
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Luigi239

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One idea, you could try bringing Terminal with you on a flash drive and place it somewhere. I've never tried this so you try it at your own risk.

Copying terminal.app onto a flashdrive would only copy the application, not the entire BSD Unix subsystem. He would just get the same effect.
 
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Cromulent

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Oct 2, 2006
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that conclusion is correct. my school blocks most of the apps so i was just trying to get to more of them. can i ssh from an unlocked computer and change the privileges like that?

Not without an administrator password and by the sounds of it permissions are designated by a server on the network anyway so you would need access to that.
 
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SouljaBoyTellEm

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Oct 10, 2007
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why help circumvent security? obviously locked for a reason

comeeon people he even admitted it

Why not help circumvent security? The school is ridiculous. Up until the end of last year, they even blocked google images.
Plus it's not like I'm doing anything that would be illegal, or inappropriate. They don't even let you change the background.
 
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MattApple1

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Oct 10, 2007
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Mhm I have the same issue with my school as well unfortunately and as someone said I think that it's done off the network etc. However recently I found a way around it, though I don't know if it'll work for you. Simply open your mail program (You don't need to have any form of mail account set up). Compose a new message and then go to the "attatch" button. Attatch terminal to the message and then double click on it within the new e-mail screen. It should ask you whether you would like to open it etc just press open and viola. Although it may seem odd it did work for a short period of time for me until somebody got wind of it and blocked it. Good luck though :) It should also work with any other application as well.

P.S I can't believe you'd have your ability to change your background blocked. That's just plain ridiculous
 
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robbieduncan

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Why not help circumvent security? The school is ridiculous. Up until the end of last year, they even blocked google images.
Plus it's not like I'm doing anything that would be illegal, or inappropriate. They don't even let you change the background.

It's they school's computer, not yours. If you don't like the conditions then don't use the computer: go buy your own Mac.
 
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angelwatt

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Aug 16, 2005
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Copying terminal.app onto a flashdrive would only copy the application, not the entire BSD Unix subsystem. He would just get the same effect.

Yea, I thought about that later. Definitely wouldn't work.

@SouljaBoyTellEm: Is there a specific reason you want access to Terminal? Maybe some functionality that could be given by another program.
 
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Cromulent

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Oct 2, 2006
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Why not help circumvent security? The school is ridiculous. Up until the end of last year, they even blocked google images.
Plus it's not like I'm doing anything that would be illegal, or inappropriate. They don't even let you change the background.

If you have ever tried to administer a network you will know exactly why they have reduced permissions.
 
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Bluegill7

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Apr 25, 2012
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I Have The Same Problem, With The Locked Terminal.

I Try To Open It And A Window pops up and say You don't have permission the application "Terminal"


For More information, contact the person who set up your account.


And I Wanted To Run A Minecraft Server On It.
 
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_seeker_

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Sep 15, 2015
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It's they school's computer, not yours. If you don't like the conditions then don't use the computer: go buy your own Mac.
dude the very fact that schools block the terminal is ridiculous it shouldn't be any question as to what our concern is. and if you want to be able to access your terminal while it is blocked it will take some extreme and risky measures. I dont recommend this unless you have no other option but there are many ways to download malwarebytes and virusus
 
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mfram

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Jan 23, 2010
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If you can install apps, then install XQuartz which is the Mac X11 environment. It will include a copy of 'xterm' which is the X11 terminal emulator program.

Darn, just noticed the thread necromancy.
 
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mountaintop123

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May 13, 2016
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So is there any way to unlock Terminal? Admin locked it (message comes up saying it's locked) and I don't have privileges. Help would be fantastic.
i've been able to use any blocked app on my school laptop simply by renaming it

it is 9 years later but hopefully someone will still see this
 
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***HackerBoy***

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Mar 23, 2017
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So is there any way to unlock Terminal? Admin locked it (message comes up saying it's locked) and I don't have privileges. Help would be fantastic.
If you are trying to unblock on a school computer click on terminal hover over go then press option and an option that says library should pop up. Click on library then click on the folder application support. Then click on call history db and put any file in that folder that you want to access. Your welcome
[doublepost=1490281571][/doublepost]Not terminal Finder
 
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