Preparing For Dotfiles Password

Hey everyone. I’m trying to set up my environment but keep coming across the same problem.
When I type: xcode-select --install
into terminal; and when I type: ~/.dotfiles/bin/install_requirements
into terminal I get the following message:

We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System
Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:

#1) Respect the privacy of others.
#2) Think before you type.
#3) With great power comes great responsibility.


I have no idea what Password I should be entering nor is my computer allowing me to type in anything. The keys become unresponsive. If anyone else has experienced this or knows a solution I would highly appreciate any and all input. Thanks in advance.

Try typing your user password -the same one you use to log into your computer profile during login after a restart.

Typically the terminal doesn’t show keystrokes/bullets/dots for the password like logins for websites do. So just type the password and press enter, you won’t see the keystrokes populate on the screen.

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Yes! That seems to have worked! Thank you very much! You rock!

Right on! Happy coding. :smiley:

Do take point 3 above to heart though. When your computer asks for a password, it does so for a reason. It’s possible to overwrite and/or delete important things which can damage your machine. Very hard to do by accident, but still, be wary of the possibility.

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