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10.5 ::: How to use “Quick Look” from cli

December 31st, 2007 at 22:37

Found a nice hint for all cli-lovers on

Quote from the article:

Quick Look is a nice feature added in 10.5, I use it often for glancing at the content of various documents and it certainly beats launching an application. If youâ ‚¬ „¢re an avid command line user though, you may be browsing through a directories contents and wondering just what is that JPG or DOC file. Wonder no more, because you can easily use Quick Look from the command line:

From the command line, use the following syntax:

qlmanage -p filename.jpg

This will launch a Quick Look window with whatever file is specified as â ‚¬Ëœfilename.jpgâ ‚¬ „¢, the file type can be anything that Quick Look is compatible with (which seems to be just about everything).

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