Command Line Tool

Allows data to be piped into Quicksilver from the command line.

Available on macOS version 10.11, 10.12, 10.13, 10.14, 10.15, 11.6, 12.4
for Quicksilver build 4024, 4026, 4039

The qs command allows you to select files or text in Quicksilver (or send them to the Shelf) from the command line.

Select a file:

qs MyFile.jpg
qs ~/Documents

Select multiple files:

qs file1.txt file2.txt
qs *.pdf

Select text:

echo example | qs
echo "example with multiple words" | qs
whoami | qs
pbpaste | qs

Note that when you pipe text to qs, the same smarts apply that you would get when typing text by hand. URLs, file paths, etc. are automatically recognized and the appropriate action will be displayed in Quicksilver's interface.

To send an item to the Shelf instead of selecting it, use the -s option.

qs -s ~/Documents/MyMainProject