Come on Apple
And stop fucking hiding my folders if I have chosen to display them!
chflags nohidden ~/Library/
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@Charlie Clark: "And stop fucking hiding my folders if I have chosen to display them!"
I'm inclined to side with Apple on this one - I've helped a few friends who are, for lack of a better word, a bit naive with computer use and dragged the whole Library folder into the Trash while trying to 'clean up'. Then I get a desperate call for help because their email has all disappeared.
All you need to do is show the Library once and drag it into the sidebar - it stays permanently even when the OS is updated.
Believe or not, their treatment to still working powerPC cpus didn't bug me that much as I knew how they work. Once I had the closed beta (legally) of 10.6 (I guess) and noticed they hide ~/library , I really gave up.
Hiding that folder said a lot about future direction of Apple computers.
I also gave up posting with nickname on Apple stories, their psychopath fans hunts my unrelated posts and down votes them too.
To turn off that f**king "This file is not from a trusted source" dialog forever:
defaults write com.apple.LaunchServices LSQuarantine -bool NO
Now you'll be able to open multiple files using the command-line open command without the LaunchServices dialog stopping the operation after the first one. And if you don't already use the open command, look it up. Very handy for working between the shell and OS X apps [open -a <App> file file file... ], but also for opening directories as finder windows [ I particularly like "open ." ] or just emailing files [ open -a Mail <file> ] .
Also, for a file-by-file, manual, removal of the quarantine flag, use this:
xattr -d -r com.apple.quarantine <filename>
And I have agree 100% with the AC above - Apple's hard-core fans have to be the worst in the world, to the point of being a religious cult. I think this has the result of making otherwise rational people hate the company irrationally, for fear of being associated with that cult.
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