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In the picture below I have download a file ( that Maven folder ) and following the installation instructions it is asking to

If you expanded the archive into the directory /usr/local/apache-maven-3.0.3, you may want to create a symbolic link to make it easier to work with and to avoid the need to change any environment configuration when you upgrade to a newer version:

So my first question actually how to navigate to the folder that is listed above in their instructions? ( quoted from here: http://www.sonatype.com/books/mvnex-book/reference/installation-sect-maven-install.html )

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You have two options.

Open Terminal and type:

open /usr/local/

Or from Finder, on the menu bar click Go -> Go to folder…. Then type /usr/local and click OK.

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You can also press Cmd Shift G in Finder and in its dialogs. The big advantage here: You can still use tab-completion. If you type /u followed by Tab, it will expand to /usr/.

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Tab Completion...thanks for the tip. –  BdotA Jun 27 '12 at 1:27

And a third option is to show hidden files in a finder. You can change it using terminal. In terminal, paste the following:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES

Press return.

Then relaunch finder using following command:

killall Finder

That's all. When you want to change back, make it again with changed value YES to NO

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