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Regarding the editors note
Authored by: sjonke on Jun 08, '01 12:07:41PM

I have never been able to open a hidden folder via the Go To Folder menu in the Finder. I can only do this by using the command-line "open" command. Note, that you can open a SUBfolder of a hidden folder (as long as it is not hidden itself) with the Go To Folder menu. So, for example using Go To Folder in order to open the /usr folder in the Finder does not work. However, you can do this from the command-line via "open /usr"

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/private folders in finder toolbar
Authored by: steve on Jun 25, '01 09:22:08PM

After you have used the open /private command in the terminal you can drag and drop the folders to the finder toolbar which will allow you to open the folders from the finder with out having to use the open command in the terminal window.

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Regarding the editors note
Authored by: Seraphic on Jul 03, '01 07:14:16PM


You all give up at the first hurdle. To open a top level hidden directory from the Finder's "Go To Folder..." command, simply enter the directory name with a trailing slash. For example, "/Developer/"

Any hard-core geeks know why a trailing slash is required for top-level directories but not for others?


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