I know this might be possible in alternatives to the Finder (PathFinder, TotalFinder, Marta, etc.) but I've found those—even though they have some really nice benefits, like the extensibility of Marta—to give me much more pain than benefit, so I'd like to instead fix the main glaring flaw in the Finder, if that's possible.
I don't want to permanently make the Finder show all dot files (sometimes called "hidden", although that's ambiguous since there are other ways to hide files in Apple file systems), so the solution using
defaults write is out (and that may or may not affect searches, anyway).
⌘ ⇧ . is awesome and solves the problem when browsing in the Finder, giving me nice clean lists of folders and files for the 80% of the time that I want that, but showing me dot files for the 20% that I want those to be visible.
But what about when searching? In the following example, I'm looking for all locations of Obsidian vaults, which store their settings in a directory viewable in a terminal window as
.obsidian, but this cannot be found as folder in the Finder. How can I fix that?
.zshrcfile just to test whether the problem was either (1) limited to folders or (2) related to my Obsidian vaults being in iCloud, and it failed to find that file too. So I don't think the location adequately explains the problem.