Somehow my /private folder lost it's '@' attribute. Now, the folder shows up in my finder:
0 drwxr-xr-x 6 root wheel 204 Mar 1 21:25 private
This is what it should be:
0 drwxr-xr-x@ 6 root wheel 204 Mar 1 21:25 private
How do I set it back?
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It's an indicator of extended attributes. On my machine, it's only
The first eight bytes are type and creator codes, the next four are Finder flags (page 13).
On my machine, only
Enter the following in Terminal to restore its hidden state and the associated extended attribute: