[OT] Show hidden file on OS X

erik hansen erikhans08 at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 5 00:17:01 EST 2003

how can you tell whether the Developer tools
are installed? TIA

> > Just wondering if there is a way to get the
> > finder to show all the hidden files on OS X.

--- bfether at mac.com wrote:
> If you have installed the Developer tools, open
> the Property List Editor 
> (under /Developer/Applications).
> File->Open and open the
> ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist
> Click on the Root item, then click on the "New
> Child" button.
> Type AppleShowAllFiles to create a new child. 
> Set the Class to Boolean 
> and the Value to Yes.
> Save. Then quit the Property List Editor.
> Then relaunch the Finder.

erik at erikhansen.org    http://www.erikhansen.org

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