Why am I seeing this in terminal in Mac dock?

So im on a new computer - Mac Sonoma M3 chip and use Gimp not very often and have the following question. Ive previously used Gimp on a T2 MacBook Pro. Now on this new Sonoma, when I use Gimp, I see this:

" Last login: Tue Apr 2 09:25:34 on ttys000
wmmbp@T-MacBook-Pro ~ % /Applications/GIMP.app/Contents/Resources/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins/file-jpeg/file-jpeg ; exit;
/Applications/GIMP.app/Contents/Resources/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins/file-jpeg/file-jpeg is a GIMP plug-in and must be run by GIMP to be used

Saving session…
…copying shared history…
…saving history…truncating history files…

[Process completed]. "

It pops up ion the terminal App, in the Dock, in the Recently used / suggested app area.

Why am I seeing this and what does it mean? In my previous OS, I did not have suggested Apps, recently used area activated for the Dock - so maybe it was always running but I never saw it.

Tks for any help / suggestions

Looks like something is trying to run the plugin alone… The question is what do you do to start Gimp? Is this a script?

Which gimp version are you using on the M3?

ill try to show whats happening.

End of dock where Show suggested and recent apps resides BEFORE I open an image in Gimp:


I’ll right click on image to select , open with Gimp. Now you’ll see Gimp, Terminal has opened and you’ll see the image in the background:

Inside Terminal are these 2 items - image in background:

Trying to figure out why Terminal is opening and what it means.


I also reset it to defaults today

so I uninstalled & reinstalled and get same behavior. So unless its a bug or has always been doing this and never noticed because ive never had the suggested and recents apps in the dock turned on, not sure whats up. I also notice the the below in the plug-ins section of gimp Settings:

Ive highlighted the one thats missing…

The pop-up is not surprising but what is seems to say is it’s trying to launch an internally-dependent jpeg library as an external executive called by the terminal shell. That seems erroneous.

The question is what/who is entering

/Applications/Gimp.app/Contents/Resources/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins/file-jpeg/file-jpeg; exit;

because it looks like it is typed at the console?

Looks like there is at least one other person with the same issue. Posted on the Gimp gnome help forum.