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Authored by: gidds on Apr 09, '08 01:27:50PM
Actually, since Tiger, .plist files can be in either text (XML) or binary format. By default, they get written in the more efficient binary format, but you can convert them either way, and applications will happily read either format.

Converting is as simple as running the command-line plutil program. For example, to convert to text form:
plutil -convert xml1 <filename>.plist
You can then load it into your favourite text editor as before.

Check plutil's manpage for more info.

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