This is weird. I have a couple of directories that are hidden in the sense that the Finder doesn't show them. (PathFinder does; they look dimmed, just like "dotfiles".) Their permissions are weird: an "ls -l" shows drwxrwxr-w@ 60 Victor /* et cetera */ SomeDirectoryName I've never seen an at-sign in permissions. And that's not a symbolic link: "ls -F" shows them as normal directories. Does anyone know what I have here? Victor.