I like my home folder neat at clean, at least when viewed in finder, and once in a while some application comes along and thinks it has to place some random folder there. In some cases, said application is intelligent enough to prepend the folder with a dot, which will cause it to be hidden in Finder automatically, but here is a way to hide a folder if you cannot change its name:
# Hides a folder in Finder $ chflags hidden SomeFolder/ # Unhides a folder in Finder $ chflags nohidden SomeFolder
Because those are somewhat long, I’ve created the following aliases on my system:
alias hide='chflags hidden' alias unhide='chflags nohidden'
If you add these to lines to your
~/.profile file, you can use
unhide as shortcuts.