Here's one for ya. Upon a forced quit of the Finder with unsuccessful relaunch, "killall Finder" in terminal returns:
"No matching processes belonging to you were found"
Oddly enough, the PID for finder does actually show up after a "ps -A" to reveal all processes. But the time is perpetually listed as 0:00:00, upon repeated PID listings.
I tried the following to manually launch it:
But it puked:
LSOpenFromURLSpec() failed with error -600 for the file /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app.
Any other ideas on a Finder relaunch that don't involve rebooting? (I usually have 6 spaces open at once, each with a handful of apps and it's a pain reloading them all.)