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A fix for a terminal crash causing new windows to fail Apps
After an unceremonious crash of Terminal.app, I restarted and found myself unable to open a second terminal window. The first window worked just fine, but the second would immediately close with no notice or crash log.

After trashing preferences and sacrificing a chicken to the bash(1) gods, a ps -ef revealed that my processes from the previous terminal session were still running, and thereby monopolizing my ttyp2, where the second terminal window should attach. Once I killed all those processes with kill(1), I was able to open the second window.
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SysV 'ps' ?
Authored by: vaiism on Feb 12, '03 09:17:40AM

Isn't that an illegal 'ps' for bsd? That is a SysV ps 'ps -ef' is illegal in OSX (unless you have a wrapper).

Should maybe say 'ps -awx' would be close to the quiv (or just ps -ax)?



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