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$ qlmanage -m plugins will give me a list of QuickLook plugins and their associated MIME type (at least I think it's a MIME type):
org.openxmlformats.presentationml.slideshow -> /System/Library/QuickLook/Office.qlgenerator (32)
com.adobe.pdf -> /System/Library/QuickLook/PDF.qlgenerator (622.3)
com.apple.localized-pdf-bundle -> /System/Library/QuickLook/LocPDF.qlgenerator (622.3)
com.apple.iwork.keynote.key -> /Library/QuickLook/iWork.qlgenerator (11)
public.script -> /Applications/Development/TextMate 2.app/Contents/Library/QuickLook/TextMateQL.qlgenerator (1.0 - loaded)public.source-code -> /Applications/Development/TextMate 2.app/Contents/Library/QuickLook/TextMateQL.qlgenerator (1.0 - loaded)
public.plain-text -> /Applications/Development/TextMate 2.app/Contents/Library/QuickLook/TextMateQL.qlgenerator (1.0 - loaded)
public.text -> /Applications/Development/TextMate 2.app/Contents/Library/QuickLook/TextMateQL.qlgenerator (1.0 - loaded)
What is the number in parentheses?
How do I know which plugin will be used by a given file? Is it just the file's extension or is MIME type (e.g. public.plain.text) embedded in the document's metadata?
How do I get
AsciiDoc documents associated with one of the plugins that renders plain text? How do I change plugin associations? For example, use Sublime Text's plugin instead of Text Mate's.
Feb 27, 2014 at 14:28
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The information you are looking for is contained in each Quick Look plug-in's
Info.plist file. This file is embedded in the Quick Look plug-in bundle:
The number in the parentheses is the bundle version (
CFBundleShortVersionString). This should be a unique identifier for the developer to determine the exact build of the plug-in; compare this to a marketing version of
qlmanage manual details how to see associations and the expanded help shows more options:
For details on how to add or change associated files, see
Apple's Quick Look developer documentation. The associations are set out in the Info.plist file's
The MultiMarkdown Quick Look plug-in provides a useful
example of the Info.plist settings.
Feb 27, 2014 at 15:45
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