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Moving custom paper sizes from Snow Leopard to Lion
Authored by: arcticmac on May 05, '12 08:07:49PM

Several people have noted that you can convert plist files with plutil. However, any sensibly written code (i.e. where the developer used the API to read plist files instead of writing his/her own custom code to parse the plist) on a Mac couldn't care less what format the plist is in (ascii, xml, binary) because the APIs handle it transparently. So converting binary to XML shouldn't even be required.

In fact, on my Lion install, the plist is in binary already.



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Moving custom paper sizes from Snow Leopard to Lion
Authored by: arcticmac on May 07, '12 08:18:31AM

An interesting note is that almost all of the preference files I have (under Lion) are binary plist files, BUT when you preview them with QuickLook, the preview shows you an XML plist, even though the file on disk is actually binary - try opening in TextEdit or running the 'file' command on one of them in the terminal to see which ones are binary vs XML.



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