Short for Property List: a configuration file format used by Apple Computers in OS X and iOS

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Scheduling a job using launchd to run on the last day of every month

I am using Mac OS X Server 10.8.3. I want to schedule a job using launchd so that the job will execute at 2:00 pm on the last day of every month. How can I schedule this through a plist file? I have ...
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Remove applications from Security -> Privacy -> Contacts list

I have a few applications that want access to my contacts. I don't really use contacts, and I don't want applications entitled to the information. I've unchecked the appropriate box, but I'd like to ...
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Customizing the functionality of the Monoprice graphic tablet's buttons?

I'd like to re-map the pen buttons of my Monoprice graphics tablet (this one) to do other things than those that are enabled through the official application? Currently, I can only assign the pen ...
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Microsoft Outlook 2011 .plist reverts to default settings

I have been trying to edit the .plist for Outlook 2011 (v 14.3.5) to change the default font. I can successfully change the default font using Outlook > Preferences > Fonts, but that method will ...
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How can I migrate all keyboard shortcuts from one mac to another?

I have a lot of custom keyboard shortcuts and will be migration Macs. I tested Migration Assistant and it did not seem to get these. I read somewhere that they are stored in the individual ...
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Edit ML Finder Favorites file (as XML / plist)

I use Path Finder, and I have quite some external drives. So to keep track of things, I often make use of the favorites function in Finder (PF simply uses the Finder function / folder of course). I ...
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Execute bash command if wireless network is deleted?

As part of a plist I'm writing for OS X, I need to execute the "say" command if a wireless network is successfully deleted using: networksetup -removepreferredwirelessnetwork If a network isn't ...
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Mac: Run screen command from launchctl

I have a Python script that I would like to run on a Mac at system start up in a detached screen session. The Python File (foo.py): import time import datetime while True: print 'hello', ...
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How to install this in my iPad [closed]

I have a plist file and an ipa file (for the same app). How do I install this in my ipad? do I just click on the ipa file to start installing?
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How to write array data into plist using shell script?

I have fetched multiple dictionaries from multiple plist. after i saved them in array . now i have to merge or write this array to new plist. Is der any command to do this ? Please find below code ...
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Under which domain is the Finder sidebar “Devices” category setting for “User's MacBook Pro”?

Trying to verify that "User's MacBook Pro" is in the Finder's sidebar from the Terminal. I can't find a correlating setting under com.apple.finder, com.apple.sidebarlists, or even ...
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OSX run script to mount sshfs at login with a plist file

I've read through the man pages for plist and launchd.plist, as well as posts about using plist files to run scripts at login; but I can seem to get things working. My script location and ...
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bash add array to plist

I'm making a installable package via Cydia that will write com.intelliborn.intelliscreenx to this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" ...
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Trying to get a app that has a registration error

I have a app called codekit I installed but it gives me a registration error and just quits the app. I emailed the creator and he told me to do this Delete everything. The app, the plist, the folder ...
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Mac os X Error unloading plist

I'm currently using MacOSX 10.8 and I tried to install the built-in php-fpm. Moreover I want a plist file to start and stop php-fpm on demand. I found this one <?xml version="1.0" ...
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How to send files from Find to another program?

If this is the wrong stack* site, I apologize, but I'm trying how to send the results from find to another app? what I'm trying to do is find all *.plist files and send them to plutil to convert them ...
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How to put a Number in to a plist with bash

I'm trying to update my com.apple.background.plist. It works but the "ChangeTime" needs to be a Number/Integer in order to work. I tried to place a -int into the code but it gives an error. ...
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Is there a plist editor available as an Eclipse plugin?

I am a mobile apps developer currently working on most of my projects out of Xcode, but have the need to use Eclipse for various tasks, such as XML editing. I have created a lightweight version of ...
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Reading values from plist nested dictionaries in shell script

I have a plist file and I'm interested in fetching values from nested dictionaries using shell script. Here is the structure of my plist file: <dict> <key>Countries</key> ...
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How to reliably mount a shared folder /volume/folder at boot up

Following is my sample.sh in /usr/local/bin/ #!/bin/sh mkdir -p /Volumes/folder mount -t afp -o rw afp://user:password@server_name/folder_name /Volumes/folder Following is my com.apple.sample.plist ...
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Dubious permissions on plist Problems installing Jenkins

I am trying to install jenkins on 10.6.8. In order to do this, I needed to modify the jenkins plist which was owned by root. I gave myself (the admin) permissions to modify this file and added the ...
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Where are the “Connect to Server” settings stored in Mac OS X?

Where are the "Connect to Server" history and favorites stored in OS X? Hopefully they are in a pList file somewhere as I'd like to sync them between computers using Dropbox.
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How to write in a <array><dict> structure with defaults write?

I've got a .plist-file with a structure like this: <plist version="1.0"> <array> <dict> <key>BundleIsVersionChecked</key> <false/> ...
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Sublime Text 2: Editing associated filetypes in Plist.info won't work

I edit lots of .sass, .scss, html.twig files. And so I wanted to associate these with Sublime Text 2. Because by default some of them get the "binary"-icon, some the "blank sheet"-icon which sucks in ...
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LaunchAgent refuses to start with “launch_msg():Socket is not connected” error

I created a pkg package to create a LaunchAgent to start a daemon, and in the post-install script file used this way to start the daemon: launchctl load -s /Library/LaunchAgent/file-name.plist It ...
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Error Updating plist file using bash

I'm trying to update a plist file using bash. For some strings I can update the plist file, but for some strings I get an error. For eg defaults write '/Users/test/Desktop/myPlist' 'My Key' "[My ...
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How to get a launchd plist to diretly run a complex 1 line bash command?

I have a somewhat complex bash command which includes some pipes and an if-then-else clause, not to mention calling system program (such as grep) with multiple parameters. Is there a way to create a ...
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Is there a way to see what image is currently being used as the Mac OS X desktop background / wallpaper?

I've downloaded hundreds of wallpapers and have them randomly changing and occasionally want to know what I'm looking at. com.apple.desktop.plist often just has the first file in the folder listed as ...
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Disable Sounds in 10.5 and 10.6

I need to disable "Play user interface sound effects" and "Play feedback when volume is changed" in the Sound pref.pane via terminal/unix command/ARD on multiple computers. fseventer shows ...
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Use launchctl to fire an AppleScript script periodically

I have written an AppleScript that lets me back up a particular file. The script runs fine inside AppleScript Editor: it does what it's supposed to do perfectly. So far so good. Now I'd like to run ...
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launchd gives me “ No such file or directory” error

my .plist looks like below ... In /var/log.system.log I can see (com.example.exampled[24728]): posix_spawn("/usr/local/bin/ruby /Users/radek/Sites/sinatrasvn/web.rb", ...): No such file or directory ...
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Mac Read & Write Permissions (w/ plists)

So I'm trying to change the plist com.apple.backupd-auto.plist to adjust the timemachine schedule, and when I try to change the number (of seconds, for the schedule), I get the response that I don't ...
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How to load offlineimap plist into launchctl without sudo on OSX?

I'd like to have launchd run offlineimap every few minutes to update my mutt message directory. I can't seem to get the plist file for offlineimap to be loaded into without using sudo though. When ...
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Desktop Picture Placement

I made an Automator app that changes the desktop picture to whatever image file you drop on its icon. It used to work perfectly until Snow Leopard. Now the image placement always resets to Full ...
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Can you create a custom property list type that Property List Editor will recognize?

Is there a way to create a custom property list type, such that Property List Editor would recognize it the way it does an Info.plist property list? I noticed the DTD in Apple's Info.plist format, ...
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What does “com.developer.application” mean?

I'm editing a plist file on my Mac for the QuickCursor app. I'd like to try to add Aquamacs to the list of available editing applications. In any case, all the other editors listed in the plist are ...
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Mac OS X NSGlobalClickCount in Global Preferences

I was doing some snooping around and came across a Global Preferences plist file located at: ~/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences.plist While looking around I came across an extra for ...
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Which is the simplest way to exclude an user from a launchd agent?

I have some launchd plists that are now placed at the administrator per-user level, particularly inside: /Library/LaunchAgents /Library/LaunchDaemons I'd like to avoid that some of those services ...
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Sed: Deleting all content matching a pattern

I have some plist files on Mac OS X that I would like to shrink. They have a lot of <dict> with <key> and values. One of these keys is a thumbnail which has a <data> value with ...
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Preference File is Not XML

I want to modify this file, following PathFinder's instructions /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow.plist however, it's not XML whatsoever. Looks more like some binary format. What am I ...