Text Manipulation

Actions for manipulating text lines in files.

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


This plugin gives Quicksilver the ability to edit text files by appending text lines to the end of a file, prepending text or changing or deleting lines within a file. The plugin allows manipulation of .txt, .rtf, .rtfd, .doc and .TEXT files.

Note that Quicksilver has the ability to enter into text files (using → or /) and list the contents of the file, which can be used in conjunction with this plugin for increased flexibility.


Append Text… and Append To…

Prepend Text… and Prepend To…

Change To…

Delete Line


All of the Append/Prepend actions have alternates that will include a timestamp at the beginning of the line. The timestamp's format is taken from the “Short” format for Date and Time in System Preferences, so you can customize it there.