OS X: View Hidden Unix Files in Finder

   Posted March 3, 2007 by David Kirk in Apple Mac

Want to find etc, tmp, var, or tftpboot in finder? Here is how to do it.

Some OS X hacks require editing hidden unix files. Finding these files is fairly easy in the Terminal. However, navigating to them in Finder seems tough. Here is how to do it.

1. Open Finder
2. Click Go
3. Select Go to Folder
4. Put in the following and press GO:


The hidden folders will appear on the screen.


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David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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