I have been trying to write a shell script which could toggle visibility of hidden files CURRENT_STATUS=`defaults read com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles` NEW_STATUS="YES" if [ "$CURRENT_STATUS" = ...
How do I show all hidden & invisible files on the command line (both .files and invisible flagged files)?
Is there a way to show only the hidden and invisible files in a directory using the command line? For instance ls -a | grep "^\." will show all the files hidden by a period as the first character, ...
I am trying to repair a friend's USB drive that got a virus. All directories became .lnk and the original ones were hidden. I don't know how to permanently show the folders. I've used sudo chflags ...
I understand that .DS_store files serve a purpose. That said, they are a nuisance when auto-completing with the cd command. When I type cd in Terminal and press tab twice it lists all directories in ...
On an external disk (that contains a clone), the /.Trashes/501/Users/myusername/Desktop folder contains (within some subfolders) a locked invisible file that I cannot delete. The whole folder starting ...