A QuickLook plugin that lets you view plain text files without a file extension
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QuicklookStephen

QLStephen is a QuickLook plugin that lets you view plain text files without a file extension. Files like:

README
INSTALL
Capfile
CHANGELOG
etc...

Installation

Homebrew

brew cask install qlstephen

Pre-compiled

Manually Compiled

Compiling the project yourself? The build process will copy the file into ~/Library/QuickLook.

Settings

Maximum file size

To keep quickview fast the priview is limited in its number of shown bytes. The default value is 100kB. You can change this using the shell to set your own max size.

defaults write com.whomwah.quicklookstephen maxFileSize 102400

Trouble?

If you’ve installed the plugin, but don’t see any changes:

  • Make sure you are editing (a) the correct plist of (b) the correct bundle. (For example, you might have two QLStephen plugins. It’s possible the plugin in another directory—perhaps /Library/QuickLook/—is what is being read.)
  • Run qlmanage -r in the Terminal. (This will restart QuickLook, which reloads all plugins.)

Why “QLStephen”?

Because I was listening to Adam and Joe when I first wrote it.

Authors

Original author: Duncan Robertson

Special thanks to the following people for submitting patches over the years:

Contributing

  • Fork the project
  • Send a pull request
  • Don’t change the build number (I’ll do that when I release a new version)