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RC Logr 20190328 172846

Thursday, 28 Mar, 2019

Ever need a super simple way to show hidden files in Mac Finder or a File Open dialog, just press cmd-shift-. to toggle. macOS and its predecessors are unix based, and unix hides files or folders that start with a period, hence its use in this binding. 🕵🏻‍

To make it permanent:

~$> defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
~$> killall -kill Finder

Slap a NO on the defaults command to reverse it. Also, you can ctrl-opt-click the Finder icon in the Dock, to access the Relaunch command.

RC Logr 20190328 172846 - Ever need a super simple way … Rick Cogley
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