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Chapter 5. Preferences Files > Real-World Preferences Files

5.3. Real-World Preferences Files

TOOLS YOU NEED

For working through the examples in this section, you'll need the following applications:

  • TextEdit (/Applications)

  • Property List Editor (/Developer/Applications/Utilities)


In the real world, preferences files serve a very specific purpose, preserving persistent data between application sessions. Real preferences files range from short to long, simple to complex, direct to obscure. Some are easy to read, others are not. Some are simple to hack, others not so simple.


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