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SQL Quicklook Plugin

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by anonmill, Feb 20, 2008.

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    I don't know if this is the right forum to post this in, but does anyone know of a SQL Quicklook Plugin? I am not after anything fancy, even just showing the text of a *.sql file would be good. Anything beyond that would be gravy (i.e. syntax highlighting). I have looked around some, but haven't found anything. I found some great ones for Zip files, Java files, etc. though.

    I have some programming experience, though none for native Mac stuff. Is it hard to write one that would just grap the text from the file and show it?

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    Thank you!!

    Following those instructions appears to have worked. In fair warning to others who may come across this however, I have done little testing beyond seeing that it worked initially. So I don't know yet if there are any crazy side affects. If anyone is interested, I followed the instructions but used TextWrangler. I added this to the Info.plist:

          <string>SQL Code</string>
    Immediately before:

    I then issued this from terminal to make the changes take affect:

    touch /Applications/TextWrangler.app
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    Watch for competing (and now dead) apps being engaged by QuickLook

    Head's up. I was trying to get TextMate to handle some SQL file types like .sql, .pks and .pkb (those last 2 are specific to Oracle). I could get .pks and .pkb to get recognized by QuickLook, but not .sql.

    Turns out, at some point I tried out Froq. I deleted the app, but not some of the other files associated with it. QL was trying to engage Froq to handle .sql, not TextMate. All I saw was a generic QL icon for .sql files. After I deleted the final remnants of Froq, QL started using TextMate. All's well.


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