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TIL: Show Hidden Files in MacOS Finder

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TIL macos hotkeys
Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.

This is one of those silly little things that I always feel like I’m the last to learn. Admittedly, when I’m working with hidden files, I’m usually on the command line or in a text editor that already shows them.1

So, I must inform you, with no small amount of embarrassment, that today I learned the following. If you are in a Finder window, use the hotkey combination of ⌘-Shift-. and it will toggle visibility of hidden files!

  1. Because I was a dirty Linux hippie before I switched to Mac about 15 years ago. ↩︎


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