[OS X TeX] mkdir and finder

Holger Frauenrath mail at frauenrath.com
Sat Jan 15 13:47:23 EST 2005

On Jan 15, 2005, at 19:02, Herb Schulz wrote:

> On 1/15/05 11:47 AM, "David Arnold" <darnold at northcoast.com> wrote:
>> All,
>> In transporting some tex files from our server to my mac, I did a 
>> mkdir
>> in the Terminal before downloading. Afterwards, the directory I made
>> with mkdir was not visible in the Finder.
>> Can someone tell me how to make it visible in the Finder? (My clunky
>> solution was to start over, make the folder in the Finder, then
>> download my files. Yuk! Duplicate time.)
>> Thanks.
> Howdy,
> I've just used mkdir to create a directory in my HOME directory and it
> showed up fine in the Finder after a short delay till the Finder 
> refreshed
> the window contents. Where are you creating the directories? Do you 
> have
> write permission there? Do you really see the new directory with an ls 
> -aF
> command?
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz

This sometimes happens to me as well, and usually the problem is, 
indeed, that the Finder won't refresh. Clicking on some other 
window/folder, and then switching back to the directory you created the 
folder is all that is required to do in this case.


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