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Authored by: GlowingApple on May 11, '05 02:23:29PM
I often work in Terminal and enjoy the ease of sudo. So it's usually much easier for me to work with plist files in nano rather than opening a graphical app. For anyone who's interested, here's a simple script to convert a plist file, open it in nano, and then convert it back to the default binary format.


plutil -convert xml1 ${1}
nano -w ${1}
plutil -convert binary1 ${1}
Just paste this in a file, chmod +x the file, and copy it to a location easy to access. I named mine pledit and copied it to /usr/local/bin.

Jayson --When Microsoft asks you, "Where do you want to go today?" tell them "Apple."

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Authored by: Hal Itosis on Jun 19, '05 06:56:43AM
Outstanding comment!!!

All I need do is type
pled /path/to/.plist
and the script does
all the conversions.

Cool. (works great)

Thanks Quantum0726,


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Authored by: englabenny on Jun 19, '05 08:43:35AM
Put $EDITOR instead of nano, and that code will use any editor you've set up; for example, my $EDITOR is subethaedit.

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Authored by: jacobolus on Jan 14, '06 12:34:22AM
Or you can just stick this in your .bashrc

# to edit apple plist files:
function pledit {
plutil -convert xml1 ${1}
$EDITOR -w ${1}
plutil -convert binary1 ${1}

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