Rename File With Period Dot . In Mac X

Rename File With Period Dot . In Mac X
You need to use Mac X Terminal to rename any file with a “.” period in front of it. To do so, follow these steps.

 

1.

Open Terminal in Mac X Utilities folder

2.

        Type: cd /path/to/current/file-to-rename  (you can drag and drop the path too into Terminal window)





3.

        Type: mv "file-to-rename"  .file-to-rename

4.

        The file will be renamed with a period or dot in front of it. Keep in mind the file will by hidden now. You will need to show hidden files to reveal the file again.


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Wednesday, 19 June 2024