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reconverting (was: Temp File Unnecessary)
Authored by: klktrk on Jun 13, '05 02:25:15PM

That does not always seem to be the case. My sequence:
Closed Safari. Edited binary .plist file in emacs as per hint.
saved the changes in emacs.
opened the com.apple.Safari.plist file in BBEdit, noticed it was in XML text format
opened Safari. Closed Safari
opened the com.apple.Safari.plist file in BBEdit, noticed it was STILL in XML text format.



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reconverting (was: Temp File Unnecessary)
Authored by: rflo on Jun 13, '05 02:55:51PM

klktrk writes:

> That does not always seem to be the case. My sequence:
> Closed Safari. Edited binary .plist file in emacs as per hint.
> saved the changes in emacs.
> opened the com.apple.Safari.plist file in BBEdit, noticed it was in XML > text format
> opened Safari. Closed Safari
> opened the com.apple.Safari.plist file in BBEdit, noticed it was STILL > in XML text format.

Look at the modified times on the preferences file. If you changed nothing in Safari, Safari would have no reason to resave the preferences file. When you do change something in Safari, it will save its preferences as a binary XML file.

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Ronald Florence



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reconverting (was: Temp File Unnecessary)
Authored by: GaelicWizard on Jun 13, '05 06:29:19PM

There is no need to convert back to binary, it is an identical representation of the XML. Personally, I would like to change the preference so that ALL plists are back in XML like they were pre-Tiger.

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Pell



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