OT: Darwin/Mac OS X command line utilities

Ian Wood revlist at azurevision.co.uk
Tue Aug 26 21:48:13 EDT 2008

On 27 Aug 2008, at 01:37, Andre Garzia wrote:

> For example did anyone here knew about plutil to convert plists to  
> plain xml and back?

Actually... yes. ;-)

I sometimes have trouble retrieving accented characters from  
preferences files using 'defaults read' shell scripts, so I use plutil  
to convert to XML and read that in instead.

The OS X prefs stack I posted on the list a few months ago includes a  
call to it.


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