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Terminal problem

464 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 22, 2011 8:40 PM by AJD1170 RSS
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Jul 22, 2011 8:02 PM

After inputting a sudo command, I am asked for my password.  However, Terminal will not accept any characters after the Password: prompt.  I have removed the Terminal.plist, but that did not help.  Is there a file I need to delete, or an additional command I need to enter?  Per the screen shot, I cannot get past the Password prompt.


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Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7), Lion (not otherwise listed).
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (235,020 points)
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    Jul 22, 2011 8:09 PM (in response to AJD1170)

    It's supposed to accept them, but not display anything onscreen as it does. Press Enter when you're finished typing them.



  • Steve Herman1 Level 4 Level 4 (2,545 points)
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    Jul 22, 2011 8:35 PM (in response to AJD1170)

    Read Niel's reply again.


    When you are at the password prompt, type your password, then press return.


    While you are typing your password you will NOT see any characters, or asterisks, or bullets or anything appear on the screen. The cursor will NOT move while you are typing your password. However, Terminal IS collecting the password that you're typing and will use it for authentication once you press return.


    That's simply the way it works.


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