Friday, August 3, 2012

Mountain Lion Settings

Mathias Bynens has posted a shell script with lots of commands (defaults write and otherwise) for tweaking OS X settings (via Clark Goble). There are a bunch that I hadn’t seen before, but I want to draw particular attention to the use of /usr/libexec/PlistBuddy, which somehow I’d never seen before. I had been using /usr/bin/defaults to manipulate arbitrary property list files (by passing a full path, minus the .plist), but I’ve recently been advised not to use it for that.

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Thanks! I've seen PlistBuddy mentioned in the Apple Dev Forums but kept forgetting to investigate it. I'll do so today.

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