[OT] Show hidden file on OS X

bfether at mac.com bfether at mac.com
Sat Apr 5 12:03:02 EST 2003

If you have a directory "Developer" under the root directory (same 
level as "Applications", and "Users") then you have installed the 
Developer Tools.  If not, then check the CDs that came with your OSX 
CDs as you may have received a Developer Tools CD.  If not, then the 
installation is available on the apple.com web site under 

On Friday, April 4, 2003, at 09:14  PM, erik hansen wrote:

> 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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Ben C. Fetherston, Jr.
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