I have a FreeBSD server where I store my web files. One of the files I have been using for years has the naming convention
When I try to open this file in the Finder it doesn't even show, even with the following preference activated:
defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
When I go to
Go > Go to Folder >
In the background I can see that the Finder updates to show the hidden folder. If I hit
cancel on this dialog without hitting
enter I can see the folder.
But when I turn down the triangle, it disappears.
When I have the
Go to Folder dialog open and press
enter the Finder shows the contents of the folder for about 2 seconds before it dumps me into a duplicated version of the
public_html parent folder with a path of
/Volumes/web/website/public_html/public_html. This folder at this path does not exist, but the Finder shows it.
If I try to access the folder again, I get the following message:
I've checked the permissions on the folders to make sure that's not the issue. I can edit the files and the folder on a Windows machine as well, and on the FreeBSD machine from the command line, but would really love to use some of the apps on my Mac.
._ naming convention is this way to match what is on the production server on the web.
All of the hidden files and folders with a single
. character in front only are working. Anything with a
._ isn't showing at all.
I'm running 10.8.5 on a 3.33gHz 6 Core Xeon.
Any suggestions are appreciated.