Getting Quicksilver and Subversion to work on OS X

Out of the box, Quicksilver, a wonderful app launcher and more for Mac, and Subversion, a top open source version control system do not have a happy marriage. The Subversion plug-in for Quicksilver is expecting the svn binary to be /usr/local/bin/svn, but it is not, it can be found at /usr/bin/svn. However, a simple change can make all well in the world again, fixing the broken marriage of Quicksilver and Subversion.

1. Open a Terminal and type defaults write com.blacktree.Quicksilver QSSVNPluginSVNPATH /usr/bin/svn
2. Quit Quicksilver and relaunch it
3.

Frank Febbraro, Chief Technology Officer
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Out of the box, Quicksilver, a wonderful app launcher and more for Mac, and Subversion, a top open source version control system do not have a happy marriage. The Subversion plug-in for Quicksilver is expecting the svn binary to be /usr/local/bin/svn, but it is not, it can be found at /usr/bin/svn. However, a simple change can make all well in the world again, fixing the broken marriage of Quicksilver and Subversion.

1. Open a Terminal and type

[sh]defaults write com.blacktree.Quicksilver QSSVNPluginSVNPATH /usr/bin/svn[/sh]

2. Quit Quicksilver and relaunch it
3. Control+Space to launch Quicksilver
4. Type a Subversion controlled filename
5. Execute the SVN Log action
6. Jump for joy!!

Hopefully this helped you get your local development environment humming without using that silly little mouse.

Frank Febbraro

Chief Technology Officer