show library file on external drive on mac

I have a mac drive in an external case and need to access the bookmarks.  to do that I need to access the user library.  I have followed the directions for doing this but I still don't see the library when I open that drive and user.
what am I doing wrong.

mac:~ jonstraub$ cd /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD
mac:Macintosh HD jonstraub$ cd /users/dallasdorsettmathers
-bash: cd: /users/dallasdorsettmathers: No such file or directory
mac:Macintosh HD jonstraub$ cd users
mac:users jonstraub$ cd dallasdorsettmathers
mac:dallasdorsettmathers jonstraub$ chflags nohidden /volumes/macintosh\ hd\ users/dallasdorsettmathers
chflags: /volumes/macintosh hd users/dallasdorsettmathers: No such file or directory
mac:dallasdorsettmathers jonstraub$ chflags nohidden /volumes/macintosh\ hd
mac:dallasdorsettmathers jonstraub$ chflags nohidden /volumes/maintosh\ hd\ users/dallasdorsettmathers/library
chflags: /volumes/maintosh hd users/dallasdorsettmathers/library: No such file or directory
mac:dallasdorsettmathers jonstraub$ chflags nohidden /library
mac:dallasdorsettmathers jonstraub$ chflags nohidden library
chflags: library: Read-only file system
mac:dallasdorsettmathers jonstraub$ chflags nohidden library/safari
mac:dallasdorsettmathers jonstraub$ åç
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strungCommented:
Why are you trying to access it in terminal rather than using Finder?
toppropsAuthor Commented:
It is an external drive.  it is not my boot drive.  it belongs to another computer that I put a new hard drive in.  but I need to get the safari bookmarks out of the library for the user of that computer.  

Finder doesn't show the library file for that user on the external drive.  it is a hidden folder.  I can't use option go because that is the library for my user files.
strungCommented:
Try the freeware InvisibliX :  http://invisiblix.read-write.fr  which should allow you to see invisible files in Finder.

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strungCommented:
Alternatively, you could try to boot from the external by booting while holding down the option key and selecting the external drive from the boot picker. Then just export the bookmarks.
toppropsAuthor Commented:
Not bootable. OS corrupt.
I'll try invisiblix.

not sure why chflag nohidden didn't work.
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