Mac: Show or Hide Hidden Files in Mac

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a mac addict already, i should be having writing quite a lot of post on mac related stuff.

you generally wun need to see the hidden files in mac except prolly if you are using subversion, cos i was attempting to delete the .svn folder. which is by default and definitely hidden.

to show hidden files, open Terminal, and type the following:

1. defaults write AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
2. killall Finder

omit “1.” or “2.”
statement 1. will state show hidden to TRUE, so to hide hidden files, jus do the same 2 line with FALSE.
statment 2. kill all “Finder” forcing a restart, warning! dun killall Finder if you are moving files or copying, etc.

Source: Slash Dot Dash

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