Mac OS X

Show Hidden Files in OS X 10.9 Mavericks

In OS X 10.9 Apple have changed things around again when it comes to showing hidden files. The easiest way I have come across is via the Terminal.

Simply open the Terminal app from the Utilities folder inside Applications, or by searching for "Terminal" using Spotlight in your menu bar.

Once open, enter the following two commands:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -boolean true
killall Finder

Mac OS X Boot Up Commands

If you come from a Windows/Linux background, you will be used to boot loaders and boot keys for performing particular functions on bootup. Key's to access the BIOS, boot to Safe Mode and more.

While the Mac OS X boot process is streamlined and it hides the actual processes that are run, it does still include a number of special keys that you can use during the boot process to perform a range of useful functions.

These commands work in Leopard through to Mountain Lion. I'm sure they probably work in earlier versions and will likely work in later versions too.

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