Allows running of shell scripts in Quicksilver or the Terminal.

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

Terminal Plugin for Quicksilver

The Terminal plugin allows Quicksilver to interact with the OS X Terminal; run commands and shell scripts, open directories in Terminal and more.


Run […]

This action takes any script in Quicksilver's first pane (.sh, .pl, .command, .php, .py, .rb) and runs it in a Shell. An indirect argument is optional, meaning you can run any script with an argument by inputting text in Quicksilver's third pane. This differs from the 'Run in Terminal […]' action in that it runs the script in a Shell, without opening a new Terminal window.

Run in Terminal […]

The Run in Terminal […] action can be used on script files (for example, php, pl, sh, py files) to run these files as scripts in a new Terminal window. The action supports an optional extra argument, entered in Quicksilver's 3rd pane. This differs from the 'run […]' action in that it opens a Terminal window, as opposed to running the script in a Shell.

Run Command in Shell

Runs the item in Quicksilver's first pane in a shell, without launching Terminal. The item in Quicksilver's first pane should be a string (entered in Text Mode) of your desired command. If the command returns an item (for example, ls returns a list of files and folders) they are returned to Quicksilver as text.

Run a Text Command in Terminal

Similar to the 'Run Command in Shell' action, but opens a new Terminal window and runs the command in the new window.

Open Directory in Terminal, Open Parent Directory in Terminal

These two actions open the folder or file selected in Quicksilver's first pane in Terminal. The name of the action depends on whether a folder or file is selected in Quicksilver's first pane.

Show Man Page

The 'Show Man Page' action can be run on any executable file (typically found in /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin). It opens a new window with the 'man' page for the selected executable.

Catalog Preset

Bash Command History

This Catalog Preset, found under 'Plugins > Bash Command History' adds your bash history to the Quicksilver catalog (more accurately, it adds the contents of ~/.bash_history to your catalog).