Problem with hiding hidden files 10.6.3

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BlindGoldfish, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. BlindGoldfish macrumors regular

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    Jan 15, 2010
    #1
    I used time machine to move all of my preferences/files into onto my new laptop running 10.6.3 from my iMac running 10.4.X. On the iMac I had the “show hidden files” automator running in 10.4 which it carried over into 10.6 and now I want to make it go away. But when I try to run the new "Service" (http://lists.apple.com/archives/automator-users/2010/Mar/msg00010.html) I get this message:

    ACTION FAILED: defaults[258:60f] Unexpected argument killall; leaving defaults unchanged. (1)

    Any idea what is going on?

    This is the script that I'm running:

    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE killall Finder
     
  2. BlindGoldfish thread starter macrumors regular

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    Jan 15, 2010
    #2
    Ugh never mind. I just realized there is a damn line break so it should read:

    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
    killall Finder
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
    #3
    It should be two separate commands:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
    killall Finder
     

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