Mac OS X tip: making /opt visible in Finder

Mac OS X tip: making /opt visible in Finder

I just found this and thought I'd share. I wrote up a Knowledge Base article on this too:

Introduction: Intel Developer
Products tools such as compilers and libraries install by default in
folder /opt. Unfortunately, by default Finder on many versions of Mac
OS X hides the /opt folder, that is, it does not show the /opt folder
and subdirectories by default.

This can be annoying because Intel installs the HTML documentation along with the product under /opt/intel/...

Making /opt Visible in Finder:

The following command will make /opt and it's subfolders visible and navigateable under Finder:

sudo SetFile -a v /opt

After this, open or re-open a Finder window and /opt and it's subfolders should be visible under Finder. This allows one to quickly navigate to the Documentation folder.

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