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Earlier, I was playing around with Homebrew, Macports and Active State TCL/TK after I got the new Mac Pro. But somehow I accidentally deleted the tcl/tclsh folder when I was trying to delete the active state version of tcl.

Now the problem is, when I'm trying to install MongoDB with Macports using:

sudo port install mongodb

It give me an error saying:

/usr/bin/tclsh: no such file or directory

so I guess I deleted the wrong file. Is there any way I can get it back? I tried installing tcl/tk using the Active State package but didn't work.

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On my installation of 10.8 /usr/bin/tclsh is a symlink to /usr/bin/tclsh8.5, which is a symlink to /System/Library/Frameworks/Tcl.framework/Versions/8.5/tclsh8.5.

$ stat -f%Y /usr/bin/tclsh
$ stat -f%Y /usr/bin/tclsh8.5

If you deleted other files, you can use Pacifist to extract files from an OS X installer.

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Thanks so much. I'm new to the unix system this really took me a while to figure out. I almost went to recovery mode. – Ian Zhao Aug 25 '13 at 21:43

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