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March 20, 2013 at 6:40 am #43513KarimCossuttiMember
I sometimes I have to do some work with .htacces files but i don’t like the idea of showing hidden files.
How do you guys handle these situations? do you toggle the show hidden files option? if so do you have a trick for doing so without the terminal?
Or do you have some kind of pro trick that i don’t know of?March 20, 2013 at 7:37 am #128928chrisburtonParticipant
What do you mean by hidden files? Are you talking about the list of files you might see inside a directory?March 20, 2013 at 7:38 am #128929wolfcry911Participant
most editors have an option to show hidden files when in the open dialog box. So, I leave them hidden but ‘see’ them when selecting a file to open. What are you using?March 20, 2013 at 7:45 am #128931SgtLegendMember
Personally I use Total Finder which comes with a toggle built in for showing hidden files such as .htaccess.March 20, 2013 at 8:33 am #128937rthorMember
I just use a Workflow in [Alfred](http://alfredapp.com) to toggle the visibility. Easy enough to create but here is a similar workflow to the one I created: http://www.alfredforum.com/topic/315-hidden-files-toggle/?hl=%2Bhidden+%2BfilesMarch 20, 2013 at 12:47 pm #128999TheDocMember
As @wolfcry911 mentioned, most text editors will show hidden files like .htaccess or .gitignore.
If, for whatever reason, I need to access a hidden file via Finder (OS X), I’ll just pop into Terminal and show them, do whatever to my file, then hide them again. It’s super easy in 10.7 and 10.8:
defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
Then to turn it off again:
defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles NO
In some cases you might need to relaunch Finder, which is as easy as holding Alt and right clicking on the Finder icon in the dock and hitting ‘Relaunch’.March 22, 2013 at 8:29 pm #129411GreysquirrelParticipant
If you’re a Mac user google TinkerTool. It’s a free application which can reveal hidden files with a couple of mouse clicks. And it’s not scary like the Terminal (though it might just be me that thinks that).March 2, 2014 at 10:27 pm #164529CarolParticipant
I Am a Mac user. Using Macbook pro from last 9 Months. I am not technical as I dont know Many commands, Even though I always wanted to any software that is able to show hidden files mac os x. Toggle without terminal can be done with few applications that are available online.March 2, 2014 at 10:55 pm #164531nixnerdParticipant
What do you mean by hidden files?
…Said every non-Linux user ever. Juuuuuust kidding @chrisburton.
From the terminal just type
ls -la.March 3, 2014 at 9:45 am #164559AlenParticipant
If you want to see hidden files without using terminal (in the Finder)
Open up the terminal and enter following:
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
To do the opposite enter FALSE in the first command.
ETA: @TheDoc mentioned this already.
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