I’m trying to use
defaults write com.myprogram.plist "dataName" "dataValue"
It works fine, but I have a long string that I need to set as the value:
TG9yZW0gaXBzdW0gZG9sb3Igc2l0IGFtZXQsIGNvbnNl Y3RldHVyIGFkaXBpc2NpbmcgZWxpdC4gTWFlY2VuYXMg dGluY2lkdW50LCBkaWFtIHNlZCBtb2xlc3RpZSBsYW9y ZWV0LA==
How can I do this from the command line? Do I use an escape character like “\n” or can I just read a value from a file directly with
defaults write ?
Solution / Answer
/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy instead, its
Import <entry> <file> should do exactly what you want. In defaults, you could try to hex-encode your data and use the -data argument as type.