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New command for Displaying hidden files in Mountain Lion

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:18 pm    Post subject: New command for Displaying hidden files in Mountain Lion Reply with quote

(God i hope they change this badly)

The new terminal command is the following

To show hidden files:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

To hide hidden files:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE

This should help anyone getting ready for ML in july or are currently on the ML Beta Version from wwdc.

Weird terminal command because the old one was this

To show hidden files:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles 1

To hide files

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles 0
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:34 am    Post subject: Re: New command for Displaying hidden files in Mountain Lion Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
(God i hope they change this badly)


Yes, it was of note when I read about it a few months ago. Give me your 1s or 0s, Trues or Falses, those are easy things to work with. Ask me to adjust an old carburetor, then I complain.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish they would just make it easier for beginners
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
I wish they would just make it easier for beginners

You're saying beginners would find it easier to understand zeros and ones instead of true and false?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no both commands are confusing because one site tells you to do it one way another site tells you to do it this way and another site tells you to do it another way they just need a option in finder to display hidden files
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Sorry I may have cut in this topic with related questions. What is a hidden file/folder? Is its name (and content) invisible in Finder? If so how do you find it and open it? Or is its name shown in Finder, but can't be opened? Either way how to set a file/folder hidden?

More related question: how to lock a folder (not file) so its content (files) won't show and open in Finder unless a passcode is entered (like a private folder in iOS devices)? Is there an app (for mac OSX10.Cool available for this? Thanks
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