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    Default Convert .plist into xml?
    The online converter I used to use isn't working anymore... I used this: Convert Apple Property list from binary to text XML

    Does anyone know any other way to make my .plists readable and editable? (im on windows.)

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    Thanks but for some reason that won't convert the plist i'm trying to edit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iGotTheRiteTemp View Post
    Thanks but for some reason that won't convert the plist i'm trying to edit.
    me either

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    install erica's utilities from cydia. after that you can just execute
    plutil -c xml1 filename.plist
    directly on your iphone (either via SSH or using mobile terminal) and there you go.

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    If you have Perl and understand the command line (a little) you can also use my plutil app:

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    where does it make the xml

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    if you mean my method using plutil, it just converts the existing file so you can open, read and alter it afterwards. easiest method available as far as I know.

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    Thank you NetMage! The online converter has been sketchy with downtime, with this I could make my own online converter!

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    Hi all,

    I coded this web based app to convert the .plist and .strings to xml.

    Try it:

    http://vietserver.info/plist/

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    YAY, sumthing a nube can use

    well it worked once now it keeps telling it cant find my file arghhhhh

    is there anything like this PC based for windows other than the perl thing
    Last edited by dillonsmith9147; 08-18-2008 at 08:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dillonsmith9147 View Post
    YAY, sumthing a nube can use

    well it worked once now it keeps telling it cant find my file arghhhhh

    is there anything like this PC based for windows other than the perl thing
    well, not really as far as I know ... like I said: just install erica's utilities and execute
    plutil -c xml1 file.plist
    on your iphone, that'll do the job, is very quick and anyone can do it.

    regards

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    lol i finnaly got that working, thanks dude

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    All I am finding is online or mac based solutions, and I could use the online ones but I am looking for a batch converter. Anyone got any ideas for a windows app?

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    I need help somebody my general.plist doesnt show up i dont know what to put in there its just blank when i go to general in settings. I was trying to fix the touch settings. does anyone know how to add both of them? please i really need help with my iphone right now

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    hey guys afore-mentioned links are not working anymore

    I need to convert .string file to .xml file so i can edit it and back to .string file to put it back in the iphone

    plz can someone tell me of a method or proggy
    appreciate it thxxx

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    See my signature.
    Windows tool to edit .plist, .strings and .nib files: pledit.
    Or use a website that will convert the binary form to a readable format.
    On iPhone you can convert those files in a terminal with plutil (installed with Erica Utilities from Cydia), or edit them with iFile (from Cydia).

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    thank you jim danner and verrybigdog.

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    Default This one works really well too. Nice and basic.
    Binary — XML .plist converter - iAppCat

    Hope it helps ^_^

    It's been around for several months so I don't see it going away any time soon...

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