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A Practical Guide to UNIX for Mac OS X Users by Peter Seebach, Mark G. Sobell

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plutil

Manipulates property list files

plutil [options] file-list

The plutil utility converts property list files (page 453) between formats and checks their syntax.

Arguments

The file-list specifies the pathnames of one or more files that plutil is to manipulate.

Options

–convert format

Converts file-list to format, which must be either xml1 or binary1.

–e extension

Gives output files a filename extension of extension.

–help

Displays a help message.

–lint

Checks the syntax of files (default).

–o file

(output) Names the converted file file.

–s (silent) Does not display any messages for successfully converted files.

Discussion

The plutil utility converts files from the XML property list format to binary format, ...

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