I use this command quite often to show hidden files on my machine:

defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES

Is there a way to show all hidden files only in specific directories. E.g. I want to be able to see stuff like .ssh

However I don't want my desktop and every folder to show this damn .DS_Store files. Is there a trick to so?

thank you


If you want to hide specific files/folders from Finder (and any Open/Save dialogs) there is always

chflags hidden FILENAME

If, on the other hand, you only want to make specific dot-files/directories (like .ssh or .bashrc) visible in Finder, you may be better of with creating non-dotted symlinks

ln -s .bashrc bashrc
ln -s .ssh ssh

and using them to access the files where needed.

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