Download Shareware and Freeware Software for Windows, Linux, Macintosh, PDA

line Home  |  About Us  |  Link To Us  |  FAQ  |  Contact

Serving Software Downloads in 976 Categories, Downloaded 29.990.271 Times

PLTools 1.0

  Date Added: January 25, 2010  |  Visits: 448

PLTools

Report Broken Link
Printer Friendly Version


Product Homepage
Download (79 downloads)

These scripts, written in Perl, are quite simple in nature. I spend a lot of time cleaning out and exploring preference files when administering Mac OS X machines, and Mac OS X 10.4's propensity toward binary .plist files made this process much more tedious.The apparent alternative is a GUI, such as Apple's very own "Property List Editor" application. While such tools have their places, I am not a fan of managing .plist files with a GUI, especially when I don't necessarily know what I want to do until I perform a grep or two. Hence these scripts, which should work in any version of Mac OS X, but are ideally suited to Mac OS X 10.4 and higher. I wrote them to avoid painful retyping of Apple's plutil command. All three scripts run plutil in one form or another to get the job done, and their use should be obvious to just about anyone familiar with a UNIX command line.Here's a basic overview of each command (usage for all three: command filename.plist):plcat: A simple means for viewing an ASCII representation of a binary .plist file. Basically converts a binary .plist file to ASCII and displays it directly to the screen (/dev/stdout).plmore: A simple means for viewing an ASCII representation of a binary .plist file, one screen at a time. Similar to plcat, but "piped" to more.pledit: A simple means for editing binary .plist files in your favorite editor (vim, naturally!), automatically keeping a backup trail of each edit. This script temporarily converts the file to ASCII, enabling easier editing. Upon finishing your edits, the file is converted back to its original compact binary format. A complete backup trail (filename.plist.OLD, filename.plist.OLD.1, etc.) is kept for your convenience.Those who prefer another editor (such as pico) may wish to edit line 58 of /usr/bin/pledit to use their favorite editor. I just happen to like vim.The three scripts are installed in /usr/bin. Installing requires administrative access, and the scripts are installed with permissions of 755 (rwxr-xr-x). To uninstall, simply remove these three files. You may elect to remove the "PLTools.pkg" file in your /Library/Receipts folder as well.If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for improvement, please do not hesitate to contact me at dsaur@macorchard.com.

Requirements: No special requirements
Platforms: Mac
Keyword: Applications Chat Client Download Email Eudora Firewall Ftp Internet Internet Explorer Mac Macintosh Mozilla Netscape Newsreader Orchard Server Software
Users rating: 0/10

License: Freeware Size: 13 KB
PLTOOLS RELATED
Text Chat Clients  -  Simple Chat Client 1.1.3.1114
Simple Chat Client is designed as a simple and lightweight software that allows the user to talk in the chat onet.pl without using a browser or Java. The Simple Chat Client is a simple and handy program that is written in Qt4, making it a...
 
Libraries  -  X360 Ftp Client ActiveX OCX 2.60
X360 Ftp Client ActiveX Control that will help application developers and programmers create applications with a simple method of implementing FTP client capabilities. It allows you to access FTP functions with a single line of code. You can get...
 
Communication Tools  -  123 Flash Chat Server Software Windows Client 1.3
Full-featured,high-performance 123FlashChat can integrate user db in forums or portals & has the most customized skin! It allows you to organize chat-events, collaborative work sessions or online meetings stably. With this exe client, even those...
1.3 MB  
Instant Messagers  -  CrypTalk 0.9
CrypTalk is a full-featured chat client based on strong public key cryptography. CrypTalk messages can include embedded pictures, data files, etc. Other features include: automatic or manual network computer detection, user groups, blacklists,...
701 KB  
Text Chat Clients  -  IoChatto 0.1
IoChatto is a chat client which you can use in the JXTA platform. Its interface is similar to many IRC chat clients, but you can have presence information for every channel, and its design is fully decentralized..
3.4 MB  
Text Chat Clients  -  Silky 0.5.4
Silky is a secure chat client for SILC protocol. The project was launched in summer 2003, motivated by the fact that there was no good graphical SILC client available. There was obvious demand for an easy to use client, as at the time there was...
235.52 KB  
Text Chat Clients  -  Hanasu 0.1.2 Alpha
Hanasu is a simple and accessible P2P chat client that makes use JXTA. Hanasu provides secure RSA/AES end-to-end encryption. Hanasu was designed using the Java programming language. Now you can use this handy piece of software to chat with your...
 
Communication Tools  -  LAN Chat Client 1.0
The LAN Chat Client is a software for personal computer which functions as a chat software for you local area network. With this client chat you can connect to the server side of the program (different distribution).
267 KB  
Web Browsers  -  Online Chat Client 1.0
The Online Chat Client is software for windows which functions as a client chat program over the IP. With program this you can connect to the server side of the program and chat with you friends over the IP, easily. You can send icons, colorize...
776 KB  
Communication Tools  -  Ayttm for Linux 0.6.3
Ayttm is an instant messaging (aka chat) client that provides all-in-one chat functionality for several major instant messaging services from one simple program. Ayttm "Contacts" allow you to refer to several accounts of the same person from a...
1.4 MB  
NEW DOWNLOADS IN UTILITIES, REGISTRY TOOLS
Utilities  -  Android Sync Mac 7.0
Android Sync Mac is a powerful sync tool that allows syncing data on Mac with any Android devices you own (phones or tablets running Android OS 3.x-8.x). Android Sync Mac is offered in two editions - Free and Expert. With Android Sync Mac Free...
57.2 MB  
Utilities  -  SyncMate 7.0
SyncMate syncs data on Mac with Android and iOS devices, Windows services (Outlook, Office 365 Business and Office 365 Home accounts), other Macs, Google, Dropbox and iCloud accounts, any mounted storage devices, MTP devices. SyncMate is...
57.2 MB  
Utilities  -  Programmer's Tool 1.3.4
Programmer's Tool is a utility to run common tasks using global hotkeys. It stays in the notification area (commonly referred to as the system tray) of Windows desktop. For example, when working on Notepad, you can hit the Shortcut key Ctrl +...
1.41 MB  
Utilities  -  iBoostUp 5.6
Has your Mac become slow and unresponsive? Has it lost some of the zing it used to have? Are you getting unexpected crashes and error messages? Is your Macbook getting hot and the fan running constantly? If so, you need to download iBoostUp....
8.5 MB  
Utilities  -  Classic FTP Free for Mac 3.04
Classic FTP Free for Mac is the most stable and comprehensive FTP client available. The graphic user interface is easy to learn and use. Classic FTP Free helps maintain your website by uploading and downloading files quickly and efficiently....
1.62 MB  
Registry Tools  -  PCREname 1.0
Easily rename your files. PCREname is a very simple script that allows you to renames the files in a directory using regular expressions. For example, if you have files test1.txt to test100.txt and run pcren test sample it...
10.24 KB  
Registry Tools  -  LoginItemsAE 1.0
Show how to manipulate the list of login items, that is, the items that are launched when you log in. The sample works by sending Apple events to the "System Events" process, which has an AppleScript dictionary for manipulating login items.
81.92 KB  
Registry Tools  -  GIFTULA Free Universal Gift Registry 1.0.2
Free Gift Registry service for weddings, birthdays, baby showers, holidays, graduations, any special occasion or celebration. With GIFTULA Free Universal Gift Registry service add any gifts from any store into single gift registry
10.24 KB  
Registry Tools  -  Cursorcerer 1.0
Cursorcerer allows you to hide the cursor at any time by use of a global hotkey. It can also autohide an idle cursor and bring it back as soon as you move the mouse.Useful for hiding the cursor when using the control-scrollwheel zoom trick to make...
262 KB  
Registry Tools  -  DateServices 1.1
DateService is a plugin for the Mac OS X Services submenu that most modern applications make available under the main application menu. DateService adds commands to insert the current date or time in any of the user-specified formats configured in...
12 KB