Slightly] "Standard" file extension for a preferences file?

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Mon Dec 12 19:16:00 EST 2016

My understanding is that OS X prefs files are xml based but the file extension is .plist. 

Bob S

> On Dec 12, 2016, at 13:09 , Paul Dupuis <paul at> wrote:
> On 12/12/2016 12:58 PM, Tiemo Hollmann TB wrote:
>> I don't know, what the "how to" standard would be. I am using an .xml file
>> for my preferences, because it's easy and safe to write and read.
>> Tiemo
> Just wanted to confirm you use a .xml file extension vs some other
> extension on an XML file to obscure the format to prevent people from
> messing with it with XML tools.
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