Tag Archives: Finder

AppleShowAllExtensions

I use this within a login script triggered with Jamf (Loginhook). This was the only working solution I have found to enable in school lab environment.

#!/bin/bash
CURRENTUSER=$(/usr/bin/python -c 'from SystemConfiguration import SCDynamicStoreCopyConsoleUser; import sys; username = (SCDynamicStoreCopyConsoleUser(None, None, None) or [None])[0]; username = [username,""][username in [u"loginwindow", None, u""]]; sys.stdout.write(username + "\n");')
su "$CURRENTUSER" -c "defaults write /Users/ws/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences AppleShowAllExtensions -bool true" 
su "$CURRENTUSER" -c "killall Finder"

Tested on MacOS 10.14.5 / 10.14.6