MathKernel -script in MacOSX

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg116297] MathKernel -script in MacOSX*From*: "quendor at nandor.net" <cdaniels at nandor.net>*Date*: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 05:22:13 -0500 (EST)

I am using Mathematica Home Edition 8.0 on Mac OSX. I am attempting to use 'MathKernel -script file.m' to evaluate a script, but have been unsuccessful. file.m is a text file containing: 2 + 2 'MathKernel -script file.m' fails to produce any output or a failure message. I have tried this under the standard Terminal application as well as X11 with the same result. On the other hand, 'cat file.m | MathKernel -noprompt ' outputs '4' as expected. Moreover, 'MathKernel', with no options generates a Mathematica Shell as expected. Not sure what I am missing. Thanks, Bryan