Lesson 12Use Hidden Items, Shortcuts, and File Archives

GOALS

Navigate to hidden files and folders

Examine packages and bundles

Manage aliases and links

Create and open zip archives and disk images

OS X includes several technologies for making complex file system structures appear simple. An excellent example of this is how the Finder displays the OS X file system to the user. By default, the Finder hides much of the complexity of OS X from the user and reveals only four folders at the root (beginning) level of the system volume. Applications also appear to be single icons, despite containing all the resources necessary for modern complex software. Also, many items are shown in intentionally convenient locations but are actually stored ...

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