Archive for April 1, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

ATPM 15.04

The April issue of ATPM is out:

Slow-Opening Terminal Windows

/usr/libexec/path_helper, which Mac OS X runs every time a login shell is created, is really slow. (In particular, I think the slowness is in [[ "$NEWPATH" = *(*:)${p}*(:*) ]].) My Terminal windows were taking about four seconds to open. By removing the files in /etc/paths.d and putting their contents directly into my $PATH in .bash_profile, Terminal windows now load instantly.