How do you find folders like /usr/local/bin in finder?

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  1. obelix macrumors member

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    Quick question...

    I'm setting up Subversion and am planning on using a plugin called SCPlugin to enable me to commit changes etc. through the finder.

    What I need to know is how does one locate folders in the Unix file system in the finder?

    I need to get to this location in the finder:

    /usr/local/bin

    When I click the open button which is used to locate the Subversion executable (which in my case is in /usr/local/bin) I can only see regular finder folders... not the unix folders.

    How can I get to /usr/local/bin?
     
  2. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Method 1: From the Terminal, type "open -a Finder /usr/local/bin".

    Method 2: From Finder's "Go" menu, select "Go to folder...". That'll bring up a window in which you can type "/usr/local/bin".
     
  3. idkew macrumors 68020

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    Method 3: Get a program such as TinkerTool (too lazy to link you) and unhide all hidden files/folders
     
  4. Baron58 macrumors 6502

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    First off, I don't think /usr/local/bin exists by default. You make have to create it.

    Methods 1 & 2 above are correct. Do NOT dick around with method 3, IMHO.

    To create the folder (if it doesn't exist already) and open a Finder window:
    In the terminal...

    sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/bin

    cd /usr/local/bin

    open .
     
  5. idkew macrumors 68020

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    wow- did not know dick was a kosher word here..


    dick. hehehehe
     
  6. aus_dave macrumors regular

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    What's wrong with TinkerTool? It's only being used to turn on hidden files and directories - no big deal IMHO.
     
  7. idkew macrumors 68020

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    because those files/folders are hidden for a reason. so people don't mess with(in) them.
     
  8. aus_dave macrumors regular

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    The original question was:

    I agree that it's not wise to mess with them if you don't know what you are doing, but that wasn't the question :rolleyes:.
     
  9. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    I think you can edit the file "/.hidden" and change what directories are accessible by default through Finder. You might need to reboot for the change to take, though - and always make a backup of any file like this BEFORE you touch it! :D
     

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