Managing User Preferences

Your preferences, located in ~/Library/Preferences are plist files, a form of XML file. In this section we will take a look at some sample plist files and learn ways to manage them. Listing 16.1 shows the Terminal.app preference file (located in ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Terminal.plist) from an installed, but little-used user account.

Listing 16.1. An Almost Bare Preference File for Terminal.app
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs
/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>StartupFile</key> <string></string> ...

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