Hidden Files on Snow Leopard

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

  1. stevento macrumors 6502

    stevento

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    Dec 10, 2006
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    #1
    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

    Sydde

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    #2
    The terminal command for renaming files is "mv oldname newname". For example
    Code:
    mv ssh .ssh
    If you just want to create an empty file of that name, try
    Code:
    touch .ssh
     

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