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Viewing hidden files on Mac OS X

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Enable scanning of hidden files in Mac OS X can be a fairly simple command. In the terminal we enter:

defaults write AppleShowAllFiles -bool true
killall finder

If you are tired of this "feature" in the terminal, enter:

defaults write AppleShowAllFiles -bool false
killall finder

Another method, While in the Finder, click:

Cmd + Shift + G

and enter the path to the folder we want to look into.