dlithw
Last Updated: August 02, 2016
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Use OSX Finder Quicklook to preview all plain text files

So, I assume you want this
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for all your plaintext files in OSX Finder QuickLook ( AUTHORS, README, MANIFEST, Rakefile, Makefile, Capfile *.coffee, *.clj .....etc)

The OSX QuickLook (Spacebar) works fine for a bunch of file extensions, but not for all. It would be super if there was a plugin/addon that would work for all plain text files and the OSX QuickLook.

Despair no more with the QLStephen plugin. Be happy in 3 steps.

1 )Download the latest release at https://github.com/whomwah/qlstephen/downloads

2) Copy the plugin (QLStephen.qlgenerator) to /Library/QuickLook/

3) Restart your finder ( Hint : Cmd+Option+Escape )
( or just run qlmanage -r if your Terminal is open nearby )

Stop complaining, get back hacking now !

[Optional: Follow http://coderwall.com/p/94rlia if you also want the text to be selectable.]

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2911

Yes! Thank you.

over 1 year ago ·
6907

very helpful!

over 1 year ago ·
8464

Use this oneliner if you are a bit lazy or want it "just do what's needed":
"curl -O https://gist.github.com/pavel-sakun/6192519/raw/090206d38e09207a56a69c93947f48ede122d75c/QLTextFiles.sh | sh"
It will prompt for your password in order to copy files to /Library/QuickLook.

Gist source available at https://gist.github.com/pavel-sakun/6192519.

over 1 year ago ·
9791

Great!

over 1 year ago ·
10774

Very useful! Thanks a lot!

over 1 year ago ·
11283

Brilliant ! Very helpful indeed...

over 1 year ago ·
12924

Thank you!

over 1 year ago ·
14259

It is not working for me;(

e.g not for *.coffee

over 1 year ago ·
14573

Awesome plugin! Thanks.

over 1 year ago ·
17333

Is there any way to add your own file extensions to this plugin? I tried adding to the whitelist file but that didn't do anything that I noticed.

over 1 year ago ·
27505

Yeah. It is very useful. Thank you very much!!!

over 1 year ago ·
27852

Stunning plugin. It works perfect.

over 1 year ago ·