Slow Shell Prompt in Terminal.app

Have you recently noticed your shell prompt taking longer and longer to show up after you open Terminal.app in Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard?  In some cases, I’ve seen the delay to be as long as 7-10 seconds.  Well, here is a quick tip to alleviate the issue.

cd /var/log/asl
sudo rm -rf *

The above commands clear the Apple System Log and the problem is instantly resolved.