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Did you know that when you finish your fsck check (run at startup after holding down command-S to get into single user mode), instead of typing "reboot" to go back to the System, you can type "bye bye" to accomplish the same thing?

Some UNIX-Apple humor... :)

[Editor's note: I didn't actually test this one myself, but it's late on a Sunday night and I thought it was pretty humorous ... if anyone would like to verify it, let us know if it worked!]
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cute, but...
Authored by: monkeyvoodoo on Aug 19, '02 04:07:15AM

ctrl-d and the command "logout" also exit single-user mode. i'm guessing that the "reboot" command actually reboots the machine, so any of these methods ("bye bye" (which I question, since there's a space in it), "logout" or ctrl-d) would be a lot faster than a full reboot.

I'd try the "reboot" and "bye bye" methods, but don't want to actually reboot my OS X box. ^_^



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cute, but...
Authored by: balthisar on Aug 19, '02 06:01:01AM

Maybe the command is just "bye." That's an old, common "exit" type of command.



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cute, but...
Authored by: smkolins on Aug 19, '02 05:17:58PM

I've used "exit" since 10.1.2....



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cute, but...
Authored by: oddmon on Aug 19, '02 07:14:54AM

True. Since I'm on a Tibook rebooting is a daily thing.

"bye bye" worked from single user mode in X.1.5

Just thought everyone would like to know.

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cute, but...
Authored by: franzola on Aug 19, '02 10:22:38AM

Not only from 10.1.5!
I've found out the "bye bye" command by chance, and I'm running 10.1.4

(I've found a fragile equilibrium: after loong hours of suffering, at the moment I'm being able to print with a HP AIO from X AND from 9...don't want to mess it up trying to upgrade.. :)

Didn't try just "bye" , though.



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cute, but...
Authored by: uurf on Aug 19, '02 10:12:17PM

why do you have to reboot your TiBook daily?

Not to brag, but all of my OS X machines, including my TiBook, stay up for weeks at a time.



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cute, but...
Authored by: franzola on Aug 30, '02 09:39:11AM
I do not have a Tbook, and I do not need to reboot daily (never said so), but I DO run some unix commands in su mode sometimes, and then I have to go back to Aqua....

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'bye' is a shell command
Authored by: sharumpe on Aug 19, '02 11:10:55AM

...in the 'sh' shell, ie. /bin/sh. By default you use tcsh in the terminal but sh is the default shell in single-user mode.

You can try out the sh shell from your terminal by opening a window and typing 'sh' at the prompt.

Mr. Sharumpe



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'bye' is a shell command
Authored by: mervTormel on Aug 19, '02 05:49:19PM

more specifically, 'bye' is a zsh command equaling 'exit'.

% man zshall
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bye Same as exit.
...

zsh being the default 'sh' of X 10.1.x

this changes in X 10.2, as the default 'sh' is bash



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Unix humour ;-)
Authored by: watson on Aug 20, '02 07:27:07AM

Speaking of Unix humour, check out the BUGS section in the tunefs manpage:

"You can tune a file system but you can't tune a fish"



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Or just type exit to enter multiple-user mode again
Authored by: redplague on Aug 20, '02 08:03:28AM
Or just type exit to enter multiple-user mode again.
Unless the system tells you to "reboot now" there's no need to do it.

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