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Can I view hidden files and directories from the Open or Save As dialog boxes without making them visible in the Finder? [duplicate]

I know you can use Terminal to switch on/off hidden files in OS X and already use these commands. What I want to know is if it’s possible to just do this from WITHIN the Open or Save As dialog boxes ...
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How to show hidden files and folders in Finder?

I have a folder that starts with a dot . but am unable to display it in Finder. How can I say that for folder x, Finder should also display hidden files/folders?
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I broke my PATH by editing my ~/.bash_profile and Bash will not recognize most commands

in .bash_profile I accidentally set the path to: PATH="~/Tools/apache-maven-3.3.3/bin" and now the default path is gone. Nothing in Terminal works anymore: Korays-MacBook-Pro:~ koraytugay$ ls -bash:...
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Is it possible to always show hidden/dotfiles in Open/Save dialogs?

It is possible to show so-called dotfiles/directories like .git or files/directories that have the Hidden attribute in the Finder by running defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles 1 from ...
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How to set ⌘ + H to enable show hidden files

I want my Mac to show hidden files when i hit ⌘ + H (like ubuntu). I can see hidden files by putting this defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES command in terminal but i want to get a ...
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Mac terminal can't be used after set up of ~/.bash_profile

I was installing Apache Ant earlier and once I did, I also ran: touch ~/.bash_profile nano .bash_profile Within that text file I wrote: . .bash_profile saved, exited, then ran: source ~/....
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Changing the Finder icon for an external disk formatted as ExFat?

I used this web page recipe - Create Your Own Custom Icons in OS X 10.7.5 or Later - for creating a .icns icon set containing a set of icons for an external disk that has been formatted with the ExFat ...
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Show hidden all files, but hide some

I am trying to show all files and hide some. I know about the command: defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool YES But that shows even files that I have hidden with chflags hidden. I ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for “Show Hidden Files” in the Finder in El Cap? [duplicate]

Related: Hotkey to show hidden files and folders in File Open dialog? Looks like there was a keyboard shortcut for it. But in 10.11.6 all I get when I press Cmd Shift . is the bonk sound. Is that ...
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How to delete folders in my local iCloud Drive folder

In my local iCloud Drive folder I have a lot of unused folders from old iPhone apps. But I am not able to delete these folders. Even rm -rf does not delete the folders. The folder is in: ~/Library/...
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How do I access “hidden” .help files

Some years ago I created a Project (using Xcode 3 under OS X 10.6) and created a Help File, naming this MyApp.help in accordance with the tutorial. Under more recent OS Apple (in its infinite wisdom) ...
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How can I show hidden files on 'choose a file' dialog in 3rd-party apps?

I want to choose a file under hidden directories on any application but Finder, but it seems to be not shown. For example, if I put a file called my.terminal under ~/Dropbox/.hidden/, and try to ...