QLStephen is a QuickLook plugin that lets you view plain text files without a file extension. Files like:
README INSTALL Capfile CHANGELOG etc...
brew install Caskroom/cask/qlstephen
- Download the latest version of QuickLookStephen
- Copy the file into
~/Library/QuickLook(You can create the
QuickLookfolder if it doesn’t exist)
Compiling the project yourself? The build process will copy the file into ~/Library/QuickLook.
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
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
QLStephenplugins. It’s possible the plugin in another directory—perhaps
/Library/QuickLook/—is what is being read.)
qlmanage -rin the Terminal. (This will restart QuickLook, which reloads all plugins.)
Because I was listening to Adam and Joe when I first wrote it.
Original author: Duncan Robertson
Special thanks to the following people for submitting patches over the years:
- Fork the project
- Send a pull request
- Don’t change the build number (I’ll do that when I release a new version)