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Show the ~/Library Folder on OS X Lion

I discovered a few days ago that on my brand new version of OS X Lion, my library folder was hidden, and that the only way to access it was to use the Terminal. After a few searches on the web, I found the right command to apply to my Library folder.


chflags :

The chflags utility modifies the file flags of the listed files as specified by the flags operand.

To make the ~/Library folder visible you may follow these steps :

  • Open the Terminal and type :

  • Press enter

Now that your folder is visible, you might also useĀ  this command in the terminal to see the flags of the folders in the current directory.

The above command will print out in your Terminal the following outputĀ  when a folder is hidden :


And that’s it



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