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setfile -a V foo.bar; setfile -a v foo.bar;
2009-08-12 17:16:03
User: JakeCarter
Tags: macosx finder
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These commands will mark a file as hidden or visible to Mac OS X Finder. Notice the capitol V vs the lowercase v. This will also work for directories.

setfile -a V foo.bar; // This marks the file invisible

setfile -a v foo.bar; // This marks the file visible

I have also found that adding the following aliases are helpful:

alias hide='setfile -a V'

alias show='setfile -a v'