Snow Leopard-Bug in Terminal.app

November 23, 2009 at 6:50 pm 1 comment

Apple released Snow Leopard (10.6) with lot of refinements  and additional features to existing Applications. But as the saying goes in the software ecosystem “Lot of code means lot of bugs” and Apple did justify this by releasing  mega-patch to cover vulnerabilities affecting the Mac OS X. The Terminal.app has been one of my favorite and heavily used application and hence hidden bugs surface more often. The previous bug being on Tiger 10.4, legacy continues unfortunately on Snow leopard as well.

Now here is a scenario, Navigate to /Applications/Utilities and launch Terminal.app. Enter sudo su –  as shown in the picture. It would ask you for a password.

Terminal

Now without entering the password, Quit the Terminal

Screen shot 2009-11-05 at 2.56.05 PM

and boom ! … Terminal.app goes kaput, doesn’t even show the prompt and becomes useless. The only option to rectify this  is to restart the machine. Now how is that for a bug 🙂

Terminal2

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  • 1. Harish  |  January 4, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    nice find Arjun. And good writing style BTW. Keep blogging

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