How to show all hidden files in MAC OSX

If you find yourself needing to access hidden files on your Mac (say an .htaccess file you downloaded), run the below command from the terminal.

For those who don’t know, files that are hidden in Mac OS are determined so by preceding the filename with a single period symbol (.), you can actually make any file hidden by doing this.
Show Hidden Files on your Mac

Launch the Terminal and enter these commands exactly as shown. The first command activates the ability to see the hidden files:

Now you must relaunch the Finder by killing it, this is how the changes take effect:

Source: osXdaily

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