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HT4103 Help needed with Terminal - (sudo nano /private/etc/hosts and password). Can you help?

5056 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: May 8, 2013 9:30 AM by KezzaB3 RSS
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May 6, 2013 5:33 PM

I need to preview files being migrated before changing the DNS. The instructions were to go to Terminal and put in sudo nano /private/etc/hosts & then my password. I closed the window to find my password, now its not prompting me for the password.

 

I understand that terminal doesn't operate with prompts or responses, but the log-in isn't being populated as it was when I first opened up the screen.

 

Please note - I don't know what I'm doing here, just following instructions from HostGator and have fallen over at the first fence!

 

Help would be very much appreciated (in baby language!). Thank you...

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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