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I've installed avast from brew cask

I'm trying to add /usr/local/share/metasploit-framework folder as an exception for a file system shield. Even though I have "show hidden files" option enabled on my mac, Avast is still not showing hidden files (such as /usr/...)

Hidden files in Finder: enter image description here

avast GUI - no hidden files: enter image description here

How to add the exception if there is no obvious way to make Avast see hidden files? Any ideas?

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The file selector dialog seems to not be affected by the setting to show hidden files, but you can specify a manual path to hidden folders using the Go... command. Within the selector modal, press ⌘ + ⇧ + G to access the function. From there, you can specify a path manually, even a hidden one.

go-dialog

Keep in mind that this only allows access to hidden folders. Hidden files are still invisible.

  • I've already solved this problem using $ sudo chflags nohidden /usr and then $ sudo chflags hidden /usr... But this is way more elegant solution!!! Great answer! – Drew Aug 26 '15 at 21:40

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