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I suspect there is something awry with my /usr/bin/login (Mac OS X) because terminal hangs when I open it. After moving the login binary, terminal works except if I have to sudo--then same as before. I do not know where my original install CD is, and if I could manage to find it, recompiling the login binary would be much easier anyway. It is NOT in coreutils, so where is it?

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I doubt strongly that the cause is what you think it is. –  Joe Feb 13 '12 at 1:07
    
This really doesn't seem like a StackOverflow question either... maybe more so SuperUser? –  Kitsune Feb 13 '12 at 1:10
    
How are you calling login(1)? Are you running it with euid == root? (Or are you expecting to start a new session as your current user account?) –  sarnold Feb 13 '12 at 1:17
    
I am the same admin-type user I have always been. I am the only user of the computer. This has happened once before (over a year ago) and the problem was fixed with a new login function. I forget where I got the code. –  Feynman Feb 13 '12 at 1:27
    
The problem started with trying to add a daemon with launchtcl command. The file appearently did not exist, and the next time I opened the terminal, the problem started. –  Feynman Feb 13 '12 at 1:28

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This is where you can download the source: http://src.gnu-darwin.org/src/usr.bin/login/

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