Can I find the target of an alias or symbolic link using Quicksilver? I don't find a way to do so on this Quicksilver reference which is the best source I know of at this point.


I wasn’t aware of a way, but with some trial and error, I found that hitting or / will take you to the original item for symbolic links. It doesn’t seem to work for aliases. There should probably be a “Show Original” action.

  • Thanks. But unfortunately this isn't working for me for either links or aliases. – kuzzooroo Jan 13 '14 at 2:41
  • Which version are you running? I tested with the latest release (1.1.3) and with my custom build. – Rob McBroom Jan 14 '14 at 13:55
  • Oops--my mistake. When I tested I selected a symlink and then used Cmd-Esc to get into Quicksilver. It turns out that doing that already dereferences the symbolic link; I got the original file in Quicksilver to begin with. So when I pressed / or → nothing happened, and all I was looking for was something to change. FWIW I'm also using the latest release (1.1.3). – kuzzooroo Jan 15 '14 at 1:35

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