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HELP! (and be careful)
Authored by: psandiford on Jan 04, '07 06:35:50AM

Something from my cut-and-paste of this hint nuked my user account. I suspect I gave the Terminal a bad language code and now, it seems, launch services are hosed. My desktop image and doc work but menubar and applications (including Finder) will not launch; also, I cannot log out.

Can anyone spare a tip on how can I administer terminal commands from another user account so I can try to fix this?



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HELP! (and be careful)
Authored by: yasny_jp on Jan 04, '07 01:48:57PM

If you have a second user account that you can login to, you should be able to open up the terminal and type su username in order to switch to that user. For example, if I'm logged in with a_user and I want to switch to b_user, I could type su b_user and then b_user's password and then I would be logged into b_user's shell. From there I can run whatever program I want as b_user.

I can't actually test this right now (I don't have a Mac at work), but I believe it should work.



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