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Old Dec 9, 2003, 01:31 AM   #1
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Show Invisible Files?

Is there a way to show all the invisible files in the Finder under Panther. I thought I remember seeing this feature somewhere in the OS itself but I can't remember where. Any ideas?
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Old Dec 9, 2003, 02:02 AM   #2
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There are 2 ways...

1- Terminal ... I'm not really sure about the right line...

2-Finder .... go to ... /user/library/preferences/com.apple.finder.plist

double-click and look for "Showallfiles", turn it ON and save, close, go to apple menu, force quit and relaunch Finder.

I'm sure via terminal is faster but the right line is unknow for me... I'll google that.
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Old Dec 9, 2003, 07:25 PM   #3
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Old Dec 10, 2003, 04:17 AM   #4
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It's probably:

defaults write com.apple.finder showallfiles 1

And then to restart Finder:

osascript -e 'tell application "Finder" to quit'

Then click the Finder icon in the Dock.
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