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Editing internetconfig.plist not a good idea
Authored by: ptejad on Jun 08, '03 02:48:16PM

It's probably not a good idea to just edit the internetconfig.plist file directly. It is actually a disk representation of a data structure that is kept in memory by the OS and many internet applications, any one of which can then overwrite your changes at will with what they thought internet config preferences looked like when they launched. The OS also needs to be notified that the preferences were changed so that it's copy in memory is up to date. The defaults write method seems like it would probably do all the right things for the IC API. Also, if you mess up the data structure just a little bit, the OS will reset internet config preferences to a clean, default set.

Coming soon from me is a command line tool to interface to Internet Config directly to address several data types that cannot be represented easily using a defaults write command.

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