Frustrated, that I recently couldn’t find my maven settings.xml file because the Mac OS X Finder doesn’t show hidden files by default, I found that the following can correct that
- Open a terminal
- Type this : defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
- Kill any open finder sessions by typing (note the capital F) : killall Finder
- Re open the Finder, and you should now be able to see hidden files.
You can also reverse the above by changing TRUE to FALSE.
Hope this helps