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Problems with 10.5.8 - Terminal, Console won't Open

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I'm running 10.5.8. Recently I've been having problems. I can't open terminal, under ANY account. I can't even edit any of my .bashrc files or anything because TextEdit hangs. And even the Console program hangs when I try to open it. But any app I can start under the gui opens and runs fine.

It seems like when terminal opens it gets hung under "login" and never makes it from there...

Any help you can give me I would appreciate it.
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Thank you for your response, yes I did indeed run the permission repair as well as trying things like removing the preferences files for the terminal, but to no avail.

It's almost like the shell is broken, but it does it for all users.. I'm kind of at a loss here. I come from a unix background but this OS has me so far removed from the basic shell that I don't know where to begin...
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