Mac OS X Terminal not logging in
In short: Do I have any options other than restarting? Does anyone know a place with good documentation about the shell, specific to osx?
Longer version: My terminal has stopped working. I cannot write text, no anything. Suppose I could just restart the computer BUT that is not the point of my question. I want to learn more about my shell.
Suddenly my terminal cannot connect to my localhost. This is what happened. I used my terminal to edit text, then it shut itself off and now I can't get it working. I tried quiting it and restarting it, tried using the terminal from another account, same thing. Well. I suppose I can just restart my computer and everything will start working normally. Thing is, how fun is that?
So. What can I do to figure out what is wrong. And I know it would be much easier to do this if I had access to the terminal, but I don't, i.e. I cannot write in the terminal. At all.
(I am not that tech savvy. The most tech savvy things I can do is making web-pages and program in perl and scheme). Suggestions in which files to look for errors is much appriciated. If someone has a clue to where I can find documentation (readable for human beeings) about how the terminal connect to it's computers localhost that would also be appriciated.
Update: To clearify. Terminal starts. Then. I do not get a $. That is what the problem is about.