OS X Show Hidden Files

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QUESTION
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I am a web developer and need to be able to see files like .htaccess in Finder in Mac, but when I download them from FTP, they are hidden so I can’t edit them. 

 

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ANSWER
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Open TERMINAL
Enter the following command: 

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
killall Finder

To reset to hide them again (may be a good idea so you don’t constantly see all the OS X system files all the time) 
Enter the following command: 

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
killall Finder

 

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EXAMPLES
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APPLIES TO / KEY WORDS
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OS X 
OSX 
Finder
Hidden Files
dot

 

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REF
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By | 2013-08-30T09:25:20+00:00 August 30th, 2013|Apple, Computers, Documentation, Mac|0 Comments