MAC OS X HIDDEN FILES

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    Sometimes you just need to edit the cursed .htaccess file and on the Mac by default the file is “hidden” – here’s how to show all.

    To show all hidden files and folders, in Terminal in OS X 10.9 Mavericks:

    [wc_code]defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -boolean true ; killall Finder[/wc_code]

    Getting back to cleanliness:

    [wc_code]defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -boolean false ; killall Finder[/wc_code]

    To show all hidden files and folders, in Terminal for earlier versions of OS X 10.8 and prior:

    [wc_code]defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE ; killall Finder[/wc_code]

    Getting back to cleanliness:

    [wc_code]defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE ; killall Finder[/wc_code]

    Or if you lazy and would like an app (there’s always an app) – download this (FinderRevealer.zip (app))

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