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I do a lot of web development stuff in OSX. I need to see the .htaccess files in OSX Finder a lot. The only way I know how to do this is to enable viewing of all hidden files in Finder. However, this turns out to be a pain because there are so many hidden files I don't want/need to see (.DS_Store, etc).

Is there a way to selectively choose which hidden files to always have visible?

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Closely related: Show hidden files on OS X except .DS_Store – there's no solution to this though. –  slhck Feb 18 '13 at 19:45
    
Maybe Asepsis works for you -- it'll move the DS_Store files out of the way so you could enable seeing all hidden files. Also, you can easily toggle hidden files visibility in Save/Open File dialogs by pressing Cmd-Shift-Period. –  Daniel Beck Feb 18 '13 at 20:13
    
@DanielBeck can't get that hotkey to work. Is that a Mtn Lion thing? –  Jakobud Feb 18 '13 at 21:33
    
Nope, has existed for many years. Period is the . key. –  Daniel Beck Feb 19 '13 at 6:58
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In terminal run:
ls -a | grep -G .YOUR_EXTENSION$ (of course replacing "Your_Extension" with .htaccess)
that should show only .htaccess files

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doesn't really apply to Finder. –  Jakobud Feb 18 '13 at 21:31
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