plist settings?

piecewise

Registered
I understand that I can edit dock.app via the com.apple.dock.plist file in the ~/Library
I tried to open the file but can't find any way to...

How can I open these files?
 

zpincus

Registered
if you have the dev tools, the plist editor will do this for you. otherwise, just open the plist up in some text editor, and slog through the XML.
If that isn't your bag, bust out a terminal and type:
defaults read com.apple.dock
to see what's in the plist, and then you can apply the many dock hacks with
defaults write com.apple.dock xxxxx
where xxxx is the particular hack.
 

latourfl

Registered
I tried to add settings in the plist, but now typing the command read, I see that by trying to change a command that was not originaly there, I added it. Of course, this setting is not usefull and i'd like to remove it, but how?
 

jove

Member
As the previous poster said,
Delete the text within a text editor or get Apple's XML editer. I am not certain if there is a command line to delete XML entries.
 

jove

Member
Actually if you do 'man defaults' on the command line you'll see the available commands - including 'delete'
 
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