A structured text file containing XML formatted properties. It also can be encoded as a binary-format file.

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What format does Xcode use to display 'data' types in plist files?

If I open a .plist file in TextEdit, all the properties with type "data" are displayed in Base64 encoding, for example <data>SGFja2ludG9zaA==</data>. Xcode shows these values in some ...
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How can I silence the startup chime on El Capitan?

It's insane that in 2016 we still have to do with this, but since upgrading to El Capitan, previous solutions don't seem to work for me anymore. This is what I've tried. silence.sh sudo nvram ...
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.plist returns: Invalid property list, plutil says ok!

I'm trying to create my first .plist. I want to mount a ssh drive on login so i don't have to enter the command each time I start my Mac! The command is: sshfs -o allow_other,defer_permissions user@...
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status 78 on launchctl

I'm trying to load a plist for a PostgreSQL build that looks like this <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist SYSTEM "file://localhost/System/Library/DTDs/PropertyList.dtd"&...
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Launch daemon not processing program arguments

I have been trying to make a change (for port forwarding/redirecting) to the pfctl.conf file and have it ( the /etc/pfctl.conf file) loaded at startup. The pfctl.conf has been been confirmed to be ...
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File locations not appearing in left sidebar of Word 2016 Open Document dialog [duplicate]

Usually when I go to open a file in Word I can select from a list of locations in the left hand column of the dialog. These locations have disappeared: How do I get them back? I've had this before ...
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Permission issue when installing a Mac Service

I have an installer for Mac OS X, which tries to install the program as a service. As usual during the installation process the user has to confirm their password, which allows the install. However, ...
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How do I kill a daemon and not have it open up again if I can't find it in the LaunchAgents or LaunchDaemons?

So I think I downloaded a program from Avatron called Airconnect. I'm not sure, but their website was purple when I looked it up. Anyway, now everytime I check my activity monitor, com.avatron....
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Force Samba service to start before Apache

I'm trying to use a Apache-based application which depends on NFS and Samba shares to access files on a remote server (the application will then use WebDAV to access the files). I wanted to ...
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Set up a Mac to run OSX (None Browser) application in pure kiosk mode

I've been trying for a number of months, using many methods, to run a Nuiteq Application called Snowflake on our 10 Mac Minis attached to touch-screens in pure Kiosk mode. I'm using Yosemite. These ...
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Launchd based daemon exit with abnormal code 1, without crash log

I've seen many questions that relate to specific daemons/applications that exit on this same exit code (=1). All scenarios seems unique and unconnected. I created a daemon of my own, and also got the ...
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cDock - Finder too close to edge

Attempting to make a Tiger-like dock on Mavericks. Slight bug in cDock 2 program: What I'm hoping for: Is there a .plist file I can edit to bring my Finder icon away from the far left edge? ...
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Set a default Scale value for Xcode 7.2.1's iOS Simulator

I just started an online course for learning Swift using Xcode to develop iOS apps. I'm using Xcode 7.2.1 and 10.11.4 on my Mac Mini Server. I use a 23" monitor. When the simulator window displays ...
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Terminal command to change Keyboard preferences on Mac?

I'm trying to configure new Mac accounts to have certain languages added to their keyboard preferences. Is there a terminal command to add languages to a particular user's keyboard preferences or ...
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trying to find preferences.plist file

I am reading an old developer guide, that hasnt updated since 2007.. I want to access the file called preferences.plist located at /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/preferences.plist. It ...
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List view in Finder is broken

My Finder is broken (OS X 10.9.5). Icon view works fine, but List, Columns, and Cover Flow do not work at all. When I switch to "List View" (cmd+2), the contents panel of the Finder window does not ...
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Unable to toggle natural scrolling direction

I've been experimenting a bit when trying to write a script for toggling the scrolling direction; com.apple.swipescrolldirection. There are plenty of examples of people doing this online, and several ...
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How to modify a Launch Daemon permanently under OS X El Capitan?

I modified the default org.postfix.master.plist of postfix to run as a daemon, so it can send me e-mail whenever a local user receives a mail. Default: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> ...
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Launchd script to mount volume on boot

I have a script monta.sh to mount an external volume: #!bin/sh mkdir -p /Volumes/remvol mount_smbfs //user:password@server/folder /Volumes/remvol Then I have a com.jo.monta.plist to launch the ...
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How to disable screensaver for newly created user?

I am fairly new to OS X, I am trying to disable the screensaver of a user that I recently created with the following commands on the terminal of an account that I'm currently logged in as: sudo ...
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Enable popup window when specific application terminate unexpectedly

I'm working on a new application and would like to get popup window every time it crashes with all relevant information (pid, path to crash file, etc...). This will sure help my debugging effort in ...
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Standalone app from url run in Chrome conflicts with Chrome itself

The standalone app from http://music.google.com made by this script conflicts with the Chrome browser: although the app uses a name „Music“ from info.plist in a dock, it continues to identify ...
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Copy a Dock plist to replace another user's Dock

I'm trying to copy a prepared Dock plist to another already existing user account. It seems simple enough: sudo cp ./default.com.apple.Dock.plist /Users/$USERNAME/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Dock....
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Interpretation of com.apple.MobileBackup.plist file

I am looking for some explanations about the file com.apple.mobilebackup.plist that can be found inside iPhone backups. It seems to be related to the backup process but the data I see inside does not ...
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Loading User LaunchAgent Successfully

I have created a Plist file to replace an Xinetd process that I used successfully in Windows (Cygwin) and Linux to stream an imapd connection from a remote server via ssh on a port on the localhost. ...
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Why might I get a “Service cannot initialize” error in my console when a plist file is run?

I have set up a plist file and loaded/started it with launchd. Whenever it is time for the script to run, I receive the following error in my console: 12/9/15 12:53:19.344 PM com.apple.xpc.launchd[1]:...
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Why won't this plist file start opendmarc?

opendmarc starts ok from the command line as in sudo /usr/local/sbin/opendmarc -c /usr/local/etc/opendmarc/opendmarc.conf But when I try to load this plist, it just fails and goes into respawn mode ...
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Editing the /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.pfctl.plist file

I need to vim the file found at /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.pfctl.plist but the permissions will not allow it. Even when I run sudo vim /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.pfctl.plist ...
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How to start auto start mysql? Getting “Path had bad ownership/permissions”

How can I auto start mysqld I tried following http://stackoverflow.com/q/26476391/631619 but it didn't help It seems like I have a ownership/permission problem, possibly related to from having ...
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The location of plist file with defaults

How to know the location of plist that defaults read reads. For example, defaults read com.google.Keystone.Agent returns the information. { ActivesInfo = { "com.google.Chrome" = ...
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Restricted files on El Capitan? [duplicate]

So I wanted to hide the Finder icon on my Dock. According to this answer - How can I remove the Finder icon from my Dock? I am suppose to edit DockMenus.plist file. When I tried I had no permission ...
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plutil returns error when a string numeric key is used

I'm trying to insert a row to a plist by using the following command plutil -insert "160" -string "hi" file.plist However the system was not so happy about the fact that I was using a numeric key (...
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Error executing AppleScript through Launchd - “Service could not initialize”

I've written an AppleScript that turns our CenturyLink modem's wireless radio on or off. It works when I run it manually with osascript, but now I'm trying to get it set up on a schedule with Launchd. ...
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Disable Auto-show sidebar in fullscreen Safari 9? [closed]

So in Safari 9, moving your cursor all the way to left edge of the screen while in fullscreen orientation causes the reading list/bookmarks/sharing bar to show then hide back away when the cursor is ...
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launchctl doesn't start cntlm daemon

I've installed cntlm on osx using the homebrew formula. Then I've copied the .plist file and started the daemon: sudo cp -fv /usr/local/opt/cntlm/*.plist /Library/LaunchDaemons sudo chown root /...
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Programmatically 'auto hide menubar' in El capitan

I really love the 'auto hide menubar' option in El Capitan, but sometimes I like it (private) sometimes I don't (work). Is there a way to show/hide it programmatically by changed it's value in a plist ...
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Macbook Air, pinging networks

Is there a way to see all the networks that my Mac has tried to connect to, but didn't? Is it hidden in the plists in the terminal?
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Reload modified system plist

I tried modifying a preference pane plist (with defaults write), but the change doesn’t take effect. Is there a way to make that happen?
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nrpe (icinga) client service doesn't load/run

I just wrote following .plist file, which I put into /System/Library/LaunchDaemons, unluckily loading/running doesn't seem to work, and I have no idea what's wrong: <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//...
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Property to force launching in full screen

Is there any property that forces an application to start in full screen if it supports it? I noticed in ~/Library/Saved Application State/com.mycompany.myapp.savedState/windows.plist there's a key ...
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Does man launchd.plist OnDemand and KeepAlive give incorrect infos?

as I understood from the following Apple's guide Creating Launch Daemons and Agents, OS X's daemons managed by launchd are by default launched on-demand, therefore when there is an incoming request to ...
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Why everything counts from year 1970?

So I've looked around and couldn't really find an answer to this. I have an iPhone (jailbroke) and I notice in several settings there is a string usually in the .plist files that say something ...
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OpenVPN causes loss of WAN connection after returning from sleep

I'm trying to use OpenVPN to have a constant VPN connection on my 10.10.4 install. Currently I've setup OpenVPN via homebrew and as stated put an openvpn.conf in /etc/openvpn as the default profile ...
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Force netaccounts network device list to show up at loginwindow

Is there a flag within com.apple.loginwindow or somewhere else where I can force the network dropdown list above username and password to appear (even without WiFi being on or an ethernet device being ...
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iTerm2 preferences keep resetting after reboot

My changes to the preferences in iTerm2 are always reset after a reboot. They will survive a logout, but after a reboot everything is back to the previous state. I checked ~/Library/Preferences/com....
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How can I set the region in Terminal

I want to change the Region via Terminal. How can I do this ? Ideally it would use a command (/usr/bin or sbin) or modify a plist (plistbuddy). I'd love to avoid using osascript (AppleScript)
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environment.plist adds extra characters?

OSX Yosemite 10.10.3 I used environment.plist <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">...
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Set the WorkingDirectory to user's home in launchd?

I understand that you can change a LaunchAgent's working directory with a WorkingDirectory key, but is there any way to set the Working Directory to a user's home directory reliably and portably ...
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How can i restore the info.plist files of Safari?

I accidentally edited the info.plist file of Safari and now Safari does not start up giving the error "quit unexpectedly". How can i restore this file?
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Can't get launchd task to run

I've done this once and I'm trying to do it on a new computer and I can't see what I'm doing wrong. I have a ruby script in my user folder named forecast.rb. I have set it to executable (a+x). It ...