Access Hidden Files with Quicksilver
You may be wondering if Quicksilver Indexes Hidden Files – or if you can access them with Quick Silver. The short version is that if you use the alt / option key and the / key or hold alt / option and right arrow into a folder with quicksilver, it will show you the hidden files inside of it. This also works for special folders, like Applications (.app)
- Access QuickSilver. Start entering Mac and one of the top options is Macintosh HD
- Select Macintosh HD but before opening it up with the action ‘Open’, enter “Alt – /” . This will give you access to all the hidden files in that Folder.
- now you can use QuickSilver to access the host file, Macintosh HD/Private/etc/hosts
- By entering “?” you can move up a level if you get to the hosts file but want to access ‘etc’ folder to change the ‘read/write’ security settings of the host file.
- These are different ways to do the same, I suggest using QuickSilver to access the hidden file, ‘private/etc/hosts’ to access the host file and making the modifications you need manually.
So, yes, Quicksilver Indexes Hidden Files, sort of.
Thanks to Juan