Showing UNIX related folders in Finder

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  1. Hitachi-Chan, Nov 5, 2010
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  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    Open the Terminal.app and type 'open /etc' or whatever folder you want to look at...
     
  3. Hitachi-Chan, Nov 5, 2010
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  4. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    #4
    In Terminal, enter

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
    and then

    Code:
    killall Finder
     
  5. Hitachi-Chan, Nov 5, 2010
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  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    #6
    Use the terminal command from my post above, then hit cmd-3 to go into column view, then drag the 'private' folder while holding the cmd and alt buttons down - to create an alias - to wherever you want it, like the desktop.

    Then you'll have an alias to all those folders in the "private" part of Mac OS X.
     
  7. Hitachi-Chan, Nov 5, 2010
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    #8
    In Terminal

    Code:
    sudo chflags nohidden /*
    ?
     
  9. Hitachi-Chan, Nov 5, 2010
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