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The jungle that is my hard drive

Ok, I admit it. Sometimes it gets to me. Coming from a Linux and FreeBSD background, I’m used to a lean-and-mean system with very few extraneous files. So when I switched to Mac about five years ago, it took a little while to adjust to a multi-gigabyte install by default, not to mention all of the crap that you then pile on top of that.

Case in point? Thanks to Barkings!, I’m now aware of this:

Go to the Finder’s Go menu, and select “Go to Folder. ” In the window that appears, type:


and hit Go. In the window that opens, double-click on the file and your inquisitive nature will be fulfilled.

Installed on every Mac — for free!

{ 3 } Comments

  1. Tones | February 4, 2007 at 12:54 am | Permalink


  2. Russell | February 4, 2007 at 2:10 am | Permalink

    Fear and surprise are but two of our many weapons!

  3. Matt | March 19, 2007 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    I wasn’t expecting that!