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Some Useful Mac OSX Commands

Page history last edited by Mike Diamond 9 years, 6 months ago

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Show Hidden Files in Finder

 

defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES

 

Or, obviously, "NO", if you want to turn it off.

Don't forget you can use "defaults read" to read the current value.  This value will NOT be set at first, so if you try to read it you will get a "does not exist" warning.

Also, please don't do this via "sudo".  That reads/writes a different plist and won't change your Finder view.

 

You then have to restart Finder:

 

 

  • Hold down the Option key
  • Left-click-and-hold  the Finder icon in the dock until a menu pops up
  • Click "Relaunch"

 

Thanks to this link at macworld.com

 

 

Flush DNS Cache

 

Pre 10.5:

 

lookupd -flushcache

 

10.5 Onward:

 

dscacheutil -flushcache

 

Thanks to this link at hongkiat.com

 

 

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