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MacOS system reset

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24 Jun 2010 10:20
Leo Hartmann


How can I remove commands in the terminal. I have Mac OS 10.4.8 and installed following shell:bash commands to activate Postfix. I am completely new about it.
sudo postfix start

cd /System/Library
sudo mkdir StartupItems
cd StartupItems
sudo mv ~/Desktop/Postfix .
sudo chown -R 0:0 Postfix
sudo chmod +rx Postfix/Postfix
sudo pico /etc/hostconfig

Find the line MAILSERVER=... and change it to MAILSERVER=-YES-.

hopeful to get an answer, Leo

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#2 26 Jun 2010 15:45
Simon Sheppard
Leo Hartmann wrote:

How can I remove commands in the terminal.
I'm not sure I understand the question, are you just trying to clear the screen?

if so just type 'clear'

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#3 26 Jun 2010 17:24
Leo Hartmann


Hallo,
I want back to the virgin state of my system. Just as if I wouldn't have written any command. I think this commands influenzed my system10.4.8.
Its already one week back and its the first time I used the terminal. I discovered that I don't need to use Postfix in order to test PHP-scripts with MAMP 4.1.1
I hope, I expressed now more clear, greeting from Leo

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#4 26 Jun 2010 18:57
Simon Sheppard


By default the /System/Library/StartupItems folder is empty

you can do this without the terminal, from finder choose Go, Go to Folder... from the menu
then enter
/System/Library/StartupItems
from there you can just drag the files into the trash

The only other change would be to edit the /etc/hostconfig file with pico again and reverse whatever changes you made to it.
(or just restore a backup)

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#5 27 Jun 2010 04:05
Leo Hartmann


Thank You for Your information and the time You took to write.
Yesterday I used the disk repair utility from my installation disk and I think the problem got solved.
Your advice might be a good tip for the next time or for somebody who has similiar problems. Greetings from Leo!!!!
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