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.