Is there anyway that I can view the /dev folder with its contained pseudo-files inside of Finder? I can access it just fine in the terminal with cd /dev, but in Finder it doesn't show up even with AppleShowAllFiles active.

  • What is the reasoning? /dev doesn't contain actual files, it is just referencing devices connected to the machine.
    – tron_jones
    Commented Oct 15, 2014 at 16:19

1 Answer 1


No, just had a fiddle and it appears there is no way to do that.

Neither of these work:

In terminal:

open .

will open the current directory in Finder.

Unhiding it with:

sudo chflags nohidden dirname

Does not work either. (Error --> chflags: dev/: Operation not supported)

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