What app should I use to edit .plist file??

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by pauliphone, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. pauliphone macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi,
    I want to change the interval time that weathericon checks for updates, currently 15 minutes which I'm guessing will drain my battery, want to change it to 120 minutes so it checks every two hours.

    I am new to editing files, I have found the file using Fugu and SSH and have downloaded to my desktop..
    However when I open in textedit on my mac it does not have the variables that I can change.
    Should I be using a different application to edit?

    Picture 1 shows what I am seeing in textedit, Picture 2 is what it should look like according to the package info.

    NB. I have tried searching but only suggests textedit.
    Thanks
     

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  2. foob macrumors 6502

    foob

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    #2
    You can download ifile from cydia and edit the plist on the phone, no need for sshing it to another computer.
     
  3. scootaru macrumors 6502

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    #3
    +1

    I used iFile to add battery percent indicator. Also, I use it to monitor my Powerlog report. No need to sync in order to view it and when the file gets too big, I delete it.
     
  4. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/development_tools/plisteditpro.html
     
  5. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    whats the source for iFile?? I dont see it n cydia
     
  6. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    #6
    I'm gonna assume you are on a Mac (saw Fugu) so I recommend PlistEditPro.

    It's free.
     
  7. foob macrumors 6502

    foob

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    It's on
    BigBoss & Planet iPhones.
     
  8. berger34 macrumors member

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    i tried using ifile to edit my .plist for vibration duration and after I edit and hit save, it reverts the values I just changed back to default.


    what gives ?
     
  9. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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    #9
    You have to make sure you have the correct permissions on the relevant files before you edit it.
     

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