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10.4: Convert new plist files between XML and binary
Authored by: leenoble_uk on May 04, '05 04:53:32AM

I don't have Tiger yet so can someone answer this: does defaults read/write still work with these binary files or is there now a more convoluted method required to change an apps settings from the command line?
I any case it sounds a lot more difficult to determine exactly which parameters you need to set with defaults without first converting it in the way described above.

What are the chances that in the future they'll remove this ability by making the binary format as cryptic as .DS_store?

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10.4: Convert new plist files between XML and binary
Authored by: chmod007 on May 04, '05 03:01:41PM
This command will print the XML list to standard output. plutil -convert xml1 -o /dev/stdout file.plist

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10.4: Convert new plist files between XML and binary
Authored by: gospodin_david on May 04, '05 06:07:21PM

Yep. Defaults works just fine.



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