Show Hidden Files on your Mac;

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Last night i was working with SVN and need to delete .svn files in a particular directory hierarchy;

I couldn’t find a direct way to do this so i moved to terminal and achieved this;

So hows it go;

Launch the Terminal and enter these commands exactly as shown. The first command activates the ability to see the hidden files:

defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

Now you must relaunch the Finder by killing it, this is how the changes take effect:

killall Finder

Thats it;

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One thought on “Show Hidden Files on your Mac;

    raonawaz said:
    October 10, 2011 at 10:22

    In order to hide these files we can run
    defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
    KillAll Finder

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