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I typically have a set of shell scripts with no extensions. Something like:


All these script are written in bash. When I use Quicklook on them it shows a basic preview. The correct behavior for this script executables should be to display their source code.

How can this be achieved?

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migrated from May 30 '11 at 19:50

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It looks like QLStephen does what you're asking for. (And boy, it sure has a handsome name)

QLStephen is an Apple OSX QuickLook plugin that lets you view plain text files without a file extension. It is useful for reading files like:

  • Makefile
  • Rakefile
  • CapFile

Screen shot of QLStephen viewing an executable "git-test" file

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