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I just bought my first Mac, a MacBook Pro.

I have tomcat installed in /usr/local and I am running Eclipse.
I am trying to create my first Java project in eclipse.
In the Eclipse wizard I need to point to the tomcat install directory (CATALINA_HOME) but the wizard does not see hidden locations, like,
/usr/local/apache-tomcat-6.0.20

Is there a way to tell the Mac to show hidden files and directories? Thanks.
 
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I believe there is, but I keep it turned off to keep the "noise" down.

Typically, OS X users won't install things like Tomcat under /usr but under /Library. That makes it visible to Finder and the rest of the GUI.
 
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Thanks Bear.

Can someone recommend any good resources on setting-up a Java Dev environment on my Mac? I am looking for something to get me started quick. Should I spend anytime with xcode if I won't be doing any Mac programming? Thanks.
 
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I've never bothered with xcode for Java, either. Ant is pre-installed, and you can add NetBeans, Eclipse or IntelliJ as you like.
 
I will suppress my every urge. But not this shameless plug:
Building a Better World in your Backyard by Paul Wheaton and Shawn Klassen-Koop
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