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at October 26, 2011 19:30 by stiobhart

Initial Code
# Let's use the Finder's prefs file as an example

# Convert it to XML format
plutil -convert xml1 ~/Library/Preferences/

# After editing, convert it back
plutil -convert binary1 ~/Library/Preferences/

# Restart the Finder
killall Finder

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Initial Description
A pair of handy terminal commands for converting Apple .plist preference files from binary to XML format [allowing for easy editing with a text editor] and then back to binary again, afterwards.

Initial Title
Convert Apple .plist file to from XML / binary

Initial Tags
xml, osx, convert

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