Can't do anything in Terminal Due To Macports Installer Never Quitting

Galen Wright-Watson ww.galen at
Mon Mar 25 11:16:04 PDT 2013

On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 12:33 AM, Scott Clausen <scottclausen at>wrote:

> Hello,
> After a recent update of Macports I now have the following constantly
> running in Mountain Lion terminal:
> [...]
> This text is repeated again and again, each time I hit the return key. No
> matter how many instances of terminal I open this happens again and again
> and I can't seem to get it to stop. I would greatly appreciate any help as
> it appears I screwed up royally.
> [...]

To get a working terminal so you can fix this, try changing the
Besides bash, OS X should come with csh, tcsh, ksh and zsh. Let us know if
this lets you access a terminal window.
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