Hidden Unix system directories

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Stephen McKay

09 Aug, 2022 03:42 AM

Hi Cocoatech peoples,

I have this issue with Apple. They like to treat me like a Mac User, when I am in fact a Unix system adminstrator and therefore actually know what I'm doing. It irks me no end that Apple in it's infinite wisdom has decided I must be protected from myself by hiding things.

Thinqs like /opt, /etc, /var, /bin, /sbin, /usr ... But, buiocheas le Dia, there is a way to make them visible in Finder:

defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES

Now - how can I do the same for Path Finder?


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