Show / Hide hidden files in OSX 10.9 Mavericks

Sometimes I want to see all the hidden configuration files that various applications on OSX uses. But sometimes I want to pretend everything is beautifully clean and works with Apple like magic.

With older versions of OSX it simply needed a command from the terminal of

defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
 && Killall Finder

or to reverse the effect

defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles NO
 && Killall Finder

But Strangely that doesn't seem to work with OSX 10.9.

It took a bit of digging in the forums but the command needed is now

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
 && Killall Finder

That might look exactly the same but the key difference is com.apple.Finder is now com.apple.finder.  Note the 'F' is now an 'f'  The 'F' in the 'Killall Finder' is still capital

There seems to be a few variants of using TRUE/FALSE YES/NO or -boolean true /false but using TRUE/FALSE worked for me.

Enjoy

 

 

 

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