Plist editor?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Cubytus, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Cubytus macrumors 65816

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    Hello,

    surely this topic has been posted before, but here is it again: what application to use to properly edit a PLIST file?

    For the reminder, no, PLIST files are NOT just fancy XML files. They use bineary and have done so for the past few years. So a simple XML editor just won't cut it.
     
  2. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...pref-setter - works for me and is free...simple search at MacUpdate brings up several choices that should cover just about anybody's needs...oh yeah!
     
  3. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    TextWrangler opens .plist files just fine. It converts the binary format on the fly when opening and saving.
     
  4. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    I used to use PlistEdit Pro in the early days of Hackintosh. That's how I got the Athlon 64 I used to own working with 10.4.
     
  5. uberfu macrumors newbie

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    A quick solution to this:

    Install XCode form the App Store

    Launch it - let it go thru it's nonsense

    Find a PList File > Get Info > Open With

    Change to XCode > Click Change All

    (are you sure you want to change > Continue..)

    Looks like Apple just incorporated the old PList Editor back into the core of XCode - similar window opens and very similar functionality as well.
     
  6. Cubytus thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks but XCode is not available for Snow Leopard in the App Store.
     

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