Cyberduck, an FTP client for OS X that we have previously covered, doesn’t show hidden files by default. This very brief tutorial will show you how to view them.
- Launch Cyberduck and connect to one of your FTP sites. As illustrated in the example image below, there are two files on my server – contacts.txt and updates.txt.
- However, if you select View from the Cyberduck menu, and then Show Hidden Files from the drop-down list..
- any hidden files will be revealed. Hidden files are typically ones that start with a period (.) Often they’re configuration files for various applications and services, so do be careful when deleting or moving them. In the example screenshot below, a file named .htaccess was revealed. This is a file used by my web server that I had backed up into a separate folder.
- That’s it! You can now view (and therefor download, edit etc) hidden files in Cyberduck.