Having recently joined the dark side and purchased a Mac Mini, there are a few Terminal commands I find myself needing regularly, but always forgetting. So I’ll keep them here.
Note: MacOS is really Linux…. but we don’t tell the Apple Fanboys that – they’d get confused!
1. Show hidden files in the finder
$ defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles True $ Killall Finder
2. Hide hidden files in the finder (the opposite of the above)
$ defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles False $ Killall Finder
(the $ indicates the command prompt)