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Stop Mac OS X creating hidden files when using the tar command

Last week I found something quite frustrating with the tar command on Mac OS X, it likes to put hidden files into archives when you tar them up, it doesn’t give you any warning, just does it. Creating a tar, and then having a look at its contents, you’ll see something like this : Notice […]

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How to show hidden files in the Mac OS Finder

Frustrated, that I recently couldn’t find my maven settings.xml file because the Mac OS X Finder doesn’t show hidden files by default, I found that the following can correct that Open a terminal Type this : defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE Kill any open finder sessions by typing (note the capital F) : killall Finder […]