Hidden Files on Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by stevento, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. stevento macrumors 6502


    Dec 10, 2006
    Los Angeles
    This is the right forum for this, no?

    How can I create a hidden file on snow leopard?

    If I try to name a file .ssh, Snow Leopard won't allow it, saying names starting with . are reserved for system folders only.
    But I'm trying to get this computer to be able to communicate via ssh with another, so I need to do that.

    I already did a command through terminal instruction this computer to "ShowAllFiles." Still won't let me.
  2. Sydde macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2009
    The terminal command for renaming files is "mv oldname newname". For example
    mv ssh .ssh
    If you just want to create an empty file of that name, try
    touch .ssh

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