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Panic Software's excellent Transmit FTP/SFTP client also has the ability to be a GUI file browser for the hidden UNIX subsystem of OS X. I came across this hint while trying to view hidden files on a remote FTP server. If you go into Transmit's preferences and click on Files, then check "Show all hidden files," Transmit will show all hidden files not only on remote servers but also in the local system window.

You can then navigate the entire file system on the local machine, to include editing, deleting, and renaming files. You can also use the Get Info function on those files to view and change permissions. This may be helpful to some folks, as it seems to provide an easier method of navigating hidden files and folders from the GUI than other methods I've seen.

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Use Transmit as a UNIX file system browser
Authored by: c8h10n4o2 on Nov 21, '03 12:34:19PM
Another alternative is Fugu. Fugu is a GUI front-end to SFTP/SCP already built into OS X. Fugu can also show hidden files, is 10.3 compatible and best of all is FREE.

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Use Transmit as a UNIX file system browser
Authored by: TvE on Nov 21, '03 04:30:53PM

What happened to the Terminal's ls -al - or CMD-SHIFT-G in the Finder to go to that invisible folder you allready know exists - I mean there's only four or five different hidden folders so you should get to know them pretty fast ;-)

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Use Transmit as a UNIX file system browser
Authored by: davidcrickett on Nov 23, '03 06:43:32AM

You can also do this with Xray.


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BBEdit is useful for viewing hidden files
Authored by: robertm on Feb 13, '04 05:47:11PM

BBEdit also can be useful for this (and for me at least, it's handy because I always have it running).

You can use File--Open Hidden to see all files. It gives you read access to any file and, if you make changes, rather than an error message, BBEdit is smart enough to ask you for the admin password.

You can also use the bbedit plugin to get Terminal to tell BBEdit to open any file. Choose BBEdit--Preferences--Tools--"Install bbedit Tool"

In Terminal the syntax is just

% bbedit filename

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