QLPrettyPatch is a QuickLook generator for patch files.
Once installed, you can select patch file attachments in an email or patch files in Finder, hit
spacebar and get a colorized/prettified representation of the patch.
From the Terminal, you can also run
qlmanage -p /path/to/my.patch to open the patch in a QuickLook preview pane.
There are two options for installation:
- To install a pre-built copy, head to the Releases page and download the latest
QLPrettyPatch.qlgenerator.zipfile. Unzip the archive, and copy
- To build your own copy, clone the project, open
QLPrettyPatch.xcprojin Xcode and build the
Installtarget. The build product will automatically be copied to
If you find yourself sending emails with patch attachments and want to include a prettified version of the patch in the email body, you should take a look at my atnan/purdypatch command line tool. It uses the same underlying formatter as this QuickLook generator.