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

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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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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 ...
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Launchd unloading LaunchDaemon

I have a script scheduled to run as LaunchDaemon. Script runs fine when launched manually through terminal. I have two commands sudo launchctl unload -F /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.test.plist sudo ...
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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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iTerm2 doesn't read com.googlecode.iterm2.plist

I am iTerm2 (1.0.0) user. I know how to create profiles, by using iTerm settings or modifying com.googlecode.iterm2.plist file. For convenience, I will use .plist to indicate ...
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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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Google Inbox as a standalone app via Chrome

Google Inbox recently added compatibility with Safari and yet still does not play nice with Fluid. I decided I might as well use Chrome. Google recently improved the way "desktop app extensions" work ...
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Trouble opening plist files in text editor

From Finder, I can preview a plist file without any difficulties. For example, using Quick Look with ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.RSS.plist I get a nice preview of its contents: However, ...
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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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Solution/Script to automatically sync Safari's Reading List to Read-it-Later services like Pocket or Evernote?

MacOSX contextual menus allow me use Pocket [Formerly Read it later] to archive all, and also read, some of the enormous amounts of content that I come across daily on my browser of choice - Safari. ...
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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" ...
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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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Programmatically check if “Share iTunes Library XML with other applications” is disabled

iTunes update (10.2.0.145) seems to have added new advanced feature "Share iTunes LIbrary XML with other applications" which if disabled no longers outputs the Music Library.xml. Our applications is ...
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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 ...
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What's the correctly way to make Postfix run permanently on Lion (not server)

I can start Postfix temporarily with: $ sudo launchctl launchd% start org.postfix.master However, Console.app shows that it only runs for a short time: 26/11/11 2:00:55.710 PM postfix/master: ...
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How do I unlock a .plist file in /private/var/db/receipts so that I can change it?

I want to edit some com.myApp.plist. I'm running OS 10.10.3, and I do have Xcode installed. But every time I try to edit the file, it's locked and I can't save my changes. If I try to save it with ...
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persistent dock icons after image

I am having issues with creating a custom Dock in a standard image we use in 10.10.3. I have a .pkg that runs during a deploy studio workflow that replaces the dock.plist file with the one that has ...
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Edit plist file for TextEdit

I need to edit plist file of TextEdit (TextEdit/Contents/plist.info) for doing this, using Xcode. But TextEdit says that I've got no permission for edit I've tried to get more permission for me, ...
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Finder sidebarlist won't update after changing

I'm trying to update sidebarlist without rebooting computer (in this case they sidebar is updated well after changing values). My operations are: Convert into XML plutil -convert xml1 ...
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How do I associate a launchd 2 plist with its domain and service targets?

What exactly are these "domain" and "service targets" and how do I associate them with plists for use by launchd? OS X 10.10 introduces a new launchctl API for managing LaunchDaemons and launching ...
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Large preferences (plist) files

Browsing through my recent Yosemite backup I noticed that two of the largest files were com.apple.sidebarlists.plist (78 MB) and com.apple.recentitems.plist (10 MB). Both files are located in ...
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Can launchd be made to set a different owner on files it creates while executing a .plist job?

I have a launchctl .plist file in /Library/LaunchDaemons as follows: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" ...
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Multiple finder preference plists in mavericks

Ive had a very sluggish finder recently in my Mid 2012 MBP 16gb 2.6ghz i7. Looking online i found that deleting the finder preference can solve the issue, but when i went to the preference folder to ...
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Can’t find .plist files

I can’t find the .plist file for TextEdit, Preview. I’ve looked into /Library/Preferences, ~/Library/Preferences, and ~/Library/Containers. I have tried opening the app and changing the preferences ...
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Enable chrome://flags/#enable-npapi via Puppet manifest

Any ideas how a Puppet manifest for OS X should look like to enable the use of NPAPI plugins in Chrome on managed clients? I would like to enable this settings for a big group of users remotely.
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Create plist through command line

Forgive me if there is a better way todo this, but I have an app that is generated without a plist, this is partly due to the build system that is cross platform. Is there a way to generate a plist ...
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Launchctl says plist is invalid, plutil says it's OK

I'm trying to have launchd run a shell script when I join a new WiFi network. I've created this plist file (closely based on this SuperUser answer) at ...
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How do I edit a Info.plist file?

I want to edit three lines of file Whenever I try to edit it this comes up I already gave myself permission to Read&Write (I'm 21muffinp) The same thing still comes up, saying I do not have ...
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What are Alias and com.apple.LSSharedFileList.Binding data in sidebsarlists plist

In com.apple.sidebarlist file you can find different CustomListItems for the "Favourites items" in Finder sidebar. For example: <dict> <key>Alias</key> <data> ...
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Safely alter the plist on Calendar.app

I want to add <key>LSUIElement</key> <true/> to the plist of Calendar.app like I would other apps because I don't want it in the dock or my task bar. This being a super-special Apple ...
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Hide icons from Dock and application switcher without disabling the menu bar

I've used the <key>LSUIElement</key> <true/>in the plist of an app which I don't want to see in my Dock anymore. The problem is that this method is that it disables the menu bar. Is ...
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Running Preview App from Mountain Lion (6.0.1) in Yosemite

I'm quite disappointed with the changes to the preview app in Yosemite therefore I'm trying to run the Preview App from Mountain Lion (6.0.1) but a message pops up saying the version is not supported ...
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How can I customize the Guest user Dock in Yosemite?

How can I customize the Guest user Dock in Yosemite? Here are a few approaches I've tried but haven't been able to complete: In past versions of OS X, you could customize the Guest user Dock by ...
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Launchd to only run on schedule, not restart?

I have a script that I want to set for 3:30am daily and it does run at the set time but it also runs on every restart of the computer which I do not want. How do I make this work with just the ...
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What is “com.JWVD.cbcache.plist”?

I'm trying to solve some problems and have run across a few things in Etrecheck of which I cannot determine the origin. One such item is the Launch Daemon "com.JWVD.cbcache.plist". Does anyone know ...
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System Files iMovie 10 & 8.0.6 Garage Band 10 & 5.1

I am trying to remove some clutter from my HardDrive. I notice that I have both iMovie 10 and iMover ver8.0.6 installed. Similarly I have Garageband 10 and Garageband 5.1 installed. I would like to ...
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How to list Network Interface UUIDS?

I'm trying really hard to find a simple way to fetch all network UUIDS on my Mac to be able to do some plist magic. Is there a command to do such a thing? If I look in the plist I'll find for an ...
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Mysterious OS X File Extension (bug?)

I know that OS X uses the Launch Services.framework to manage the file-extensions. But the icons which belong to the file-extension are part of the Info.plist in the package contents of the ...
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Changing Info.plist values via terminal

I am making my own application and I would like to change some values in my Info.plist file using terminal. I have tried doing defaults write Info.plist CFBundleExecutable -string <Executable> ...
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How to reload app preferences and documents on iPhone?

So I updated my iphone to new iOS and then my backup became corrupted. I was then able to get ALL the information out of the backup unto my computer. I now have for each app its corresponding ...
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Import Safari Bookmarks from XML Export

Awhile back, I set up a cron job on my wife's MacBook to automatically backup her Safari bookmarks to Dropbox every morning using the following command that I found online (I forget where): ...
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Dock throwing NSInvalidArgumentException trying to start

Yesterday I noticed that I could no longer ⌘ + TAB, minimize/maximize windows and that the Dock was missing. I've tried numerous things to resolve it: rebooting reseting PRAM killing Dock with ...
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How can I write a launchd service that will actually stop the service?

So I have a plist to keep monit running: <?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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How do I set environment variables on OS X?

I have always difficulties setting the environment variables on Mac like JAVA_HOME, M2_HOME or PATH. How to set these on Mavericks OS X? I did some research but the answers I've found didn't really ...
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Modify plist.info so program uses different icon based on command line arguments

I have an application, Firefox, I launch it with different command line arguments: -P "dev profile" -no-remote -P "ext testing" -no-remote -P "Main" -no-remote I would like to tell the plist.info ...
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Programmatically Change Screen Saver “Start after” time

I would like to change the time before my screen saver starts based on WiFi network. I am running Yosemite (10.10.1). I will use Keyboard Maestro to trigger the action. I need to find the correct ...
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How do preference files become corrupted?

I've read a few different troubleshooting articles and Q&A's where the culprit is a corrupted preference file for an application or process. Typically the solution is to delete the bad preference ...
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Changing the open with settings in 10.10.1

I am looking for a way to edit the open with settings in 10.10.1, i have looked through older questions and have attempted to rename the launch services plist and have gotten no where. I have looked ...