On a Mac OS X 2.6.5 in the finder I renamed a file from
However, at the UNIX command line, I see that the REAL name of the file is
How can I get Finder to show me the real names of my files?
Check Finder (menu) » Preferences » Advanced » Show all filename extensions.
Alternatively, select the file and press
Also worth mentioning is that your renaming issue only appears for extensions that aren't recognized by Finder:
(I know, not useful. Sue me!)
Just don't abuse the file extension for tagging files like this.