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I've been looking for terminal but whenever i go into applications then utilities it's not there, looked on spotlight-nothing how can i get hold of this would i need to reinstall (mac osx)

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If you somehow deleted the "Terminal.app" you can extract it from your original install DVD and copy it back to the Applications, Utilities folder. Depending on which version of OS X you're running you may need special software to extract the Terminal.app. Pacifist will do the extraction for you.

As an alternative, you can download and install the free "iTerm" application which is an enhanced version of Terminal.
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ok i've decided to reinstall but did it last night and i inserted the installtion disc restarted the mac and the spinning timer was on screen for 5 hours, how long is a installation meant to take? somehow dont think thats right!
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What version of OSX is this and what Mac are you installing OSX on? Also when the install first starts, often the time listed is VERY inflated! Does it come down after a few minutes?
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version is 10.5.8
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In the meantime, you can use iTerm as chscag suggested.

There is no need to reinstall OS X to get Terminal back. Follow chscag's instructions and use Pacifist to extract it from the install DVD.

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