Hide Folders?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Xephian, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. Xephian macrumors 6502a

    Xephian

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    #1
    How do you hide alias folders in Tiger? I already know how to hide normal folders using the terminal with "/Developer/Tools/SetFile -a v", but this doesn't apply to aliases.
     
  2. Xephian thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, I've tried that before but it seems that does not apply to alias folders. When I do that to an alias it just hides the folder that the alias is for.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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  4. Xephian thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I get this...
    Code:
    G5:~ Karl$ /Developer/Tools/SetFile -a -noResolve V /Users/Karl/Documents/iChats/ 
    Invalid File Attribute Specified.Invalid File Attribute Specified.Invalid File Attribute Specified.Invalid File Attribute Specified.ERROR: File Not Found. (-43)  on file: V 
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    #6
    Sorry, Karl, I didn't read the docs carefully enough...(well, I guess, neither did you! :p) The order of operators is important... the "v" is part of the -a tag. Try this, instead:

    setfile (filename) -a v -noResolve
     

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