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Provisioning

A Quick Look plug-in for .mobileprovision files (on iOS) and .provisionprofile files (on OS X).

A ZIP file with the latest version can be downloaded from the Releases page.

If you want to copy information from the Quick Look preview, you need to change a hidden Finder preference using the command line:

$ defaults write com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection -bool TRUE
$ killall Finder

If you're like the rest of us, provisioning can sometimes make your head spin. When that happens, I recommend reading Sean Heber's provisioning overview.

Thanks to following individuals who've helped with this project:

Project Notes

  • The plug-in code can be signed, but currently isn't because it prevents the app from reading user defaults from Xcode (and showing device names and software versions.) If you want to sign the code, set the "Code Signing Identity" build setting to the "Developer ID: *" automatic setting. If you don't have a Developer ID, get creative. You'll also need to change the SIGNED_CODE definition from 0 to 1.

  • There is a "Provisioning (Install)" aggregate target that puts the build of Provisioning.qlgenerator in your ~/Library/QuickLook folder.

  • The "Provisioning" schemes runs "qlmanage" with the -p argument set to "~/Library/MobileDevice/Provisioning\ Profiles/Iconfactory_Development.mobileprovision". You won't have this file, so change it to something you do have.

  • QuickLook plug-ins sometimes don't like to install. Learn to use "qlmanage -r" to reset the daemon. Using "qlmanage -m plugins | grep mobileprovision" will tell you if the plug-in has been recognized. Sometimes you have to login and out before the plug-in is recognized.

  • You can use the command-line to debug, as well. To dump of the output in a .qlpreview bundle, use: "qlmanage -p ~/Library/MobileDevice/Provisioning\ Profiles/Iconfactory_Development.mobileprovision -o /tmp/quicklook". You'll need to make the directory first.