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  • 2 weeks later...

FYI.  Unless you have already created the value, defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool true, the workflow will silently fail.


error "2014-04-07 11:58:32.059 defaults[7149:d07] 

The domain/default pair of (/Users/jasonbrown/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder, AppleShowAllFiles) does not exist" number 1

Edited by JasonB5232
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  • 10 months later...

I made a similar workflow a while back and managed to bolt together a script filter which lets Alfred tell you if hidden files are currently visible or if they're hidden. This may or may not be useful to you :)


#check the current value and display the result as subtitle
CURVALUE=$(defaults read com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool)

if [ $CURVALUE = 0 ]; then
	subtitle="Hidden files are currently invisible"
	subtitle="Hidden files are currently visible"

echo '<?xml version="1.0"?><items>'
echo "<item arg=\"{query}\" uid=\"ssid\" valid=\"yes\">"
echo "<title>Toggle hidden files</title>"
echo "<subtitle>$subtitle</subtitle>"
echo "<icon>icon.png</icon></item></items>"
echo "</items>"
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