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How to get tree -a to ignore .git directories?

I love using tree to list directories, and I have a git repository with all my dotfiles. For me to be able to see them I need to do tree -a, but that will also list the contents inside the .git ...
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How to show particular 'dot' or hidden files on OS X

Is there a way to configure OSX to always show particular dot files? I'm familiar with the commands to toggle between showing and hiding hidden files. Show Hidden Files: defaults write ...
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Unhide folder from hidden in osx

How to unhide the folder? No answer found here
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0answers
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Remove hidden content from EMTEC 16GB flash drive

I purchased an inexpensive EMTEC 16GB USB flash drive with the intent to using it for a myriad of purposes (initially, as a start-up to install Windows via Bootcamp) and have been unable to remove the ...
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What is this hidden directory doing on my Desktop?

On my Mac I just encountered a hidden directory on my desktop. I don't recall putting it there. When I type ls -la in Terminal on the desktop I get the following: The last folder is what triggered ...
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0answers
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50GB missing from Hard Drive but no files can be seen or found

I have a Mac laptop and a Win desktop. I wanted to backup data from my Mac to my Win Hard Drive so I connected my hard drive through an external case and connected it via USB to my Mac. I copied 40GB ...
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External drive has strange files “_*” appearing - culprit is maybe rsync or SMB access?

I'm using rsync to back up folders from my iMac to a WD MyBook and the process seems to leave files such as these: _0O1MN~H.MP4 _2C0X2~3.AVI _ALLYW~B.SRT _VUC69~7 The last one is the most ...
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OSX: Can't remove or hide 'filename'.extension/zone.identifier

Okay I got one for you guys. I am using OS X Mountain Lion, with a Windows 7 partition in Bootcamp. In Windows 7, I used Paragon to be able to write to my HFS partition, where my home folder in OSX is ...
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Thousands of hidden .xyz files found on desktop of Mac OS X Server 10.7.5, what is this file?

I turned on visibility of hidden files, through the terminal command, to do some easy work in Finder on a Mac OS X server. Once I did this I found that there was thousands of (literally) .xyz files on ...
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Do hidden files copied onto a USB from Windows 7 appear as hidden in OS X?

Do hidden files copied onto a USB drive from Windows 7 appear as hidden in OS X? Or does OS X show them as visible?
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0answers
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Suspicious .nyiyeverc file in my home directory

I found a suspicious hidden file on my Mac (a ppc powerbook running 10.4.11) when cleaning house recently. It's an 8 kb Unix executable file named ".nyiyeverc" sitting in my home directory (~/).I ...
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1answer
508 views

Making a file hidden in OS X but visible in Windows, and vice versa

My company makes a software program that runs on both Windows and Mac. While the main program executable and a few other files are different for the Windows version vs. the Mac version, the vast ...
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1answer
861 views

Create .zip's on OS X without the “extra” MacOS files (like .DS_Store, MACOSX folder, etc) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Compressing folders on a mac, without the .DS_Store OS X includes undesired, "extra" files when creating .zip's of folders that look poor in Windows & Linux. How to ...
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1answer
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How can I permanently delete hidden files/folders on Mac USB drive?

I am aware that you can delete Mac OS X hidden files/folders (such as /.Spotlight-V100 or .DS_Store) on a USB drive using various scripts. But then the hidden files/folders get added again before you ...
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1answer
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Is it safe to remove hidden folders from Mac OS X from a USB drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I just formated my external HDD and gave it two partitions. What are these files it created? Mac OS X I recently copied some files on a USB flash drive on a Mac. Now on ...
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2answers
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Script for toggling OS X “Show Hidden Files” in Terminal

Is there a way to toggle the hidden files visibility on/off with a terminal script? In pseudocode: if can view hidden files set com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles false else set ...
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How to access hidden or system files in OS X

I need to access files/folders that are not part of this dialog that comes up the "Finder" or whatever its called. Some of these files might be hidden file types. I can get to them via my terminal no ...
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1answer
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Can't see hidden folder in Finder, but “ls” and “cd” work

On my external hardisk there are two folders inside a folder called "Sys". When I try to navigate to "Sys" using Finder (using "go to folder" option), I only see one folder inside "Sys". When I use ...
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1answer
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OSX 10.7 - Hide DS_Store Files but not htaccess files in finder

I'm working on OSX 10.7 Lion, and i have finder showing me all the hidden files, so i can get at my .htaccess files. I'm wondering if there is a way to just hide the .DS_Store files in finder, so ...
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Does anyone have a Mac Terminal script to remove hidden files?

My car stereo can play music from USB flash drives, so I asked about copying MP3s from an iTunes playlist. That worked fine, but my stereo wouldn't play the MP3 files. I eventually put the flash ...
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1answer
564 views

Unhide a Windows hidden folder in OS X

I had a Windows 7 machine which I have now taken to work since I got myself a Macbook Pro. I used my external drive with my Windows machine earlier. It had some hidden folders in the disk which I ...
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1answer
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Where does Finder store data about favorite servers?

It used to store them under ~/Library/Recent Servers but now I don't where it is. My ~/Library/Favorites contains only a .localized file with no data. I am talking about Mac OS X 10.6.7. I also ...
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1answer
597 views

Looking for a utility to remove MAC inutils files/folders

In fact, the problem is that i have those files on an External USB Hard Disk. If i connect it to the pc (on windows) and i remove the files on Recycle Bin, it doesnt remove the files forver. So, If I ...
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Files beginning with “._” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the purpose of the hidden files from OS X on my FAT32 external drive (only viewable in Windows) Sometimes when my wife works on photos in Photoshop on her Mac, ...
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Rename a hidden file on OS X

I have a file called ".hgignore copy" and I want to rename it to ".hgignore". With a regular file, if I click on the name in the finder, I can change it. But with a hidden file, it won't let me do ...
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2answers
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What is the purpose of the hidden files from OS X on my FAT32 external drive (only viewable in Windows)

I have a LaCie external hard drive that I'm using on both Windows 7 and on Mac OS X. I've noticed that when I create files on the drive while it's plugged into my Mac, when I bring it back into ...
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Is it possible to toggle hidden files without relaunching Finder?

There are several ways how to toggle hidden files - via a shell command, or AppleScript, or Automator action, or even a Dashboard widget. All of them close and reopen Finder windows, which is quite ...
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Hidden file/folder in MacBook Pro (Mac OS X 10.6) Finder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I show hidden files/folders in Finder How can I hide file/folder in Finder and roll it back easily (like windows) and how can I tell Finder to show hidden files ...
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4answers
701 views

Only show hidden files in certain directories

On a Unix system (or more specifically on Mac OS X) is it possible to show hidden files in only some directories? For example as a developer I want to see the hidden files in my Ruby on Rails ...
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3answers
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How disable mac snow leopard creating .Spotlight-V100 and .Trash folders in USB Flash Drivers?

Everytime I put a USB Flash Driver the Mac OS X creates 2 folders .Trash and .Spotlight-V100. Is it possible to disable this operation?
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I just formated my external HDD and gave it two partitions. What are these files it created? Mac OS X

I partitioned a external hd into 2 pieces as Mac OS X Extended. The partitioning and erasing of the disk created these files on the HDD in both partitions .com.apple.timemachine.donotpresent ...
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Why do I get files like ._foo in my tarball on OS X?

When I tar certain files in OS X: tar cvf foo.tar foo It produces an extra file ._foo in the tarball: ./._foo foo which only shows up if I extract it on a non-Mac operating system. But ._foo ...
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5answers
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How can I show hidden files/folders in Finder

How can I see the hidden files in Finder? For instance, if I have a file named: .something is is not listed. Right now I have to open the terminal and type ls -la.
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9answers
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Show hidden files on OS X except .DS_Store

I want to see all hidden files on my Mac except .DS_Store. Is there a way to do that?