quicklook / qlmanage help

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by rdyornot, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. rdyornot macrumors newbie


    Sep 15, 2007
    I'm trying to debug some quicklook extensions - some aren't working, I'm assuming because of conflicts etc.

    I seem to remember a qlmanage command that shows you which generator/plugin will be used to view a particular file - but I can't seem to find it. Is there a way to do this?

    For example - if i specify the file: something.txt i should get back /System/Library/Quicklook/Text.qlgenerator (provided this is the generator actually used to preview the file).

    qlmanage -p something.txt will show the generator used if the generator is broken, but not if it is working.

    Any ideas?
  2. rdyornot thread starter macrumors newbie


    Sep 15, 2007

    I eventually found it - the trick is to use the debug flag:

    `qlmanage -p -d[1-4] file.txt`

    d1 gives the least amount of data while still listing the generator used.

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