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Old 03-11-2011
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How to Show hidden files on Mac OS X Lion
  

This operating system is really frustrating me, first you cannot make use of Front Row and now I cannot figure out how to show hidden files on Mac OS X Lion.

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Re: How to Show hidden files on Mac OS X Lion

Open terminal and type

Code:
TRUE defaults write AppleShowAllFiles com.apple.finder
And relaunch the browser now writing
Killall Finder
Done
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Re: How to Show hidden files on Mac OS X Lion

I did the following in the terminal to display / Library published a nice person somewhere. If you know the name of the file, this should work for any hidden file.
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Re: How to Show hidden files on Mac OS X Lion

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I did the following in the terminal to display / Library published a nice person somewhere. If you know the name of the file, this should work for any hidden file.
We know that one, but for me, I prefer to display files by extension there. Like my js and css are hidden. Not want to show all one by one. Do you have a way to do that, by extension
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Re: How to Show hidden files on Mac OS X Lion

I do not observe this function within the software, simply program all hidden files. What I want is to observe some of them as my css js that are hidden. I do not want to see everyone as DS Store . Finally I just want to develop the website and I think cs and js are some of the most important, why hide them?

However, the solution can be enabled or disabled using the file extension appears to be more natural if you want to hide any file that way and simplify the way to recovery. Anyway, we all make lists based on the open file extension you are.
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Re: How to Show hidden files on Mac OS X Lion

Upon entering "defaults write AppleShowAllFiles com.apple.finder TRUE," followed by "killall Finder" in the terminal, compared to pressing a few buttons in TinkerTool, I imagine not.
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Re: How to Show hidden files on Mac OS X Lion

Can also make use of an apple script saved as an Application.

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set answer to the button returned of (display dialog ("Finder Hidden Files:") buttons {"Show", "Hide", "Cancel"} with icon caution default button 3 with title "Finder Hidden Files") if answer is "Show" then          
tell application "Finder" to quit           
do shell script "defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles 1"   
delay 2           
tell application "Finder" to run else      
 tell application "Finder" to quit           
do shell script "defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles 0"   
delay 2           tell application "Finder" to run end if
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