Show user Library directory on a Mac


Mac OS X defaults to hiding the users Library directory. No doubt, this was changed to keep novices from deleting necessary system files. Those that wish may show the ~/Library with the following command from Terminal.

chflags nohidden ~/Library/

If you wish to return to default settings you can hide the ~/Library with the following command.

chflags hidden ~/Library/

Note that the user Library is always available from the command line whether it is hidden or not.