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Old 12-20-2010
How to prompt for login on OSX when starting Terminal

I was wondering if anyone can tell me how to log back in to unix after logging out. I have a MBPro. If I don't have the window close after exiting, then there is the phrase 'process completed' in brackets with a blinking cursor, but I can't type anything in.

Is it also possible to start the terminal application without having it automatically logging in, and instead require a login to use it?
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Old 12-20-2010
Question a little confused by your request

mbpro -- does that mean you have a MacBook Pro computer?
When you see the 'process completed', this normally indicates that the requested program has completed. Thus, you may have to close the application window and re-initiate the program.

What terminal application are you running? (This may be obvious after you answer the first question.)
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Old 12-20-2010
If you search on google for process completed osx terminal you will see that this is a common problem and there are many solutions suggested.
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Old 12-20-2010
Yes, it's a mac. I have an iMac as well.

I meant that I'm not using any terminal application other than the terminal application itself. When I first open it, I see my computer's name, then my account name, then the prompt. I was wondering if it was possible to open the application without it automatically logging in and requiring a username and password.
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Old 12-20-2010
To get rid of the "Process Completed" message, from the terminal preferences:

Shell -> When the shell exits -> Close if the shell exited cleanly

For the login prompt:

Shell -> Startup (check "Run command" box) -> Type "login" as the "Run command"

edit: Thread renamed and moved to OS X sub-forum.

Last edited by Scott; 12-20-2010 at 03:16 PM..

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