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The command lines accomplish two goals. The first part changes the hidden file setting to show files showing all is now "true" ; the second part restarts the Finder so the files will now show up. These should not be deleted or modified unless you are absolutely certain of their roles. The Terminal app looks like an old-school computer screen with a command line and all text.
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When you open an application, format a USB flash drive, or search your computer using Spotlight, for example, these are basically executed Terminal commands that have been automated and given a graphical presentation to make their use simpler. When you're finished with the hidden files and folders you needed to see such as fixing a problem caused by some malware , it is good practice to return those files to a hidden state. Open Terminal. Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?
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