On any unix machine, Mac included, files and folders with dots at the start are normally invisible. However, it seems that the Mac has it's own type of hidden folder.
If I enable showing hidden files in Finder (
defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES), there are 70 dotfiles in my home directory. However, there are two hidden folder without dots:
Library. In the root directory, there are several (
Is it possible to make one of these folders that is hidden in Finder while keeping it's path the same (AKA not adding a dot)? I use a utility that needs a
~/tmp folder, and I'd love to hide it in finder.