Exercise 4, Appexdix A

Already stuck. What is a graphical file browser and how do I view temp files there? I have Googled this question in many ways but clearly am a rank beginner.

What OS are you using? Windows?
Check this: https://www.digitalcitizen.life/open-file-explorer-windows
Then, when you know how to browse for files, check this:
Come back with questions, we are here to help.

I’m sorry. I’m using MacOS.

Ok, question 1: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201732
then 2: https://ianlunn.co.uk/articles/quickly-showhide-hidden-files-mac-os-x-mavericks/

On OSX the “graphical file browser” is called Finder. You use it all the time but probably don’t realize it. It has the smiling face.

To view the temp files you’d have to give me examples, but if you just mean a directory like temp/ that you made, you can navigate to it visually, but this might be easier:

  1. Open Terminal.
  2. Type: open .
  3. Hit enter.

Be sure to type the . (dot) after open or it won’t work. That will open your home directory and you should see any files you created there.

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