Hot to view all folders/files with File Open dialog in any applicatio?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wyattbiker, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. wyattbiker macrumors member

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    #1
    I have setup up Finder to view all folders/files. I know how to become root from Terminal using (su) and navigate to all folders and do things.

    The problem I can't figure out is when I use Mac apps (such as TextEdit) to open a file in one of the hidden folders (such as /private/etc/apache,) I dont see them in the dialog even though I am logged in as root and have enabled the Finder to show all files.

    Is there a way to view all the folders from these dialog boxes? I dont want to use vim or pico for editing.

    Thanks
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    #2
    It generally depends on the app whether it will show hidden files. Setting Finder to see them is just Finder as Finder is its own application. I suggest using a different text editor. Try TextWrangler (free) as it has a Open Hidden option under the File menu.
     
  3. wyattbiker thread starter macrumors member

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    Mar 7, 2009
    #3
    Thats what I was looking for. Thanks.
     

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