[PD] PD Installation locked me out of Terminal OS X

Adam Lindsay atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk
Sat Dec 20 22:08:46 CET 2003

Dan Wilken said this at Sat, 20 Dec 2003 12:21:36 -0800:

>I've opened this file in Text Edit but it has enough ampersands and no 
>"PD", so I'm reluctant to change it.

Which file is "this file"? I wasn't sure about your antecedent.

>I substituted the PD.command file with an innocuous shell command, but 
>without the terminal I'm not sure how to turn the execute permission on.

Did you perhaps change the terminal Window Settings at some point and
click on "Use Settings as Default"? That may have made it the default.

>What happened? I need my Terminal back.

This seems to be a heretofore undocumented FAQ. Here's the workaround to
the public list, for future reference:

Here's the response I got back from the last person who asked (Alex Geddie):

>- i did a little investigation in the
>same file that damion mentioned - the com.apple.Terminal.plist file in
>Preferences. i opened it in BBEdit and changed this:
>    <key>ExecutionString</key>
>    <string>/Applications/Pd.command; exit</string>
>to this:
>    <key>ExecutionString</key>
>    <string></string>
>and everything is fine again...

That's probably the first place to look.

 Adam T. Lindsay                      atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk
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