4283Re: Using filetype plugin for plist file
- Feb 1, 2007On Sat, Jan 20, 2007 at 12:59:21PM +0100, listuser wrote:
>Yes, I think it will be useful. Thanks for the tip.
> Am 18.01.2007 um 22:19 schrieb Benji Fisher:
> > By the way, what is the binary plist format? Is it some sort
> >of compressed XML?
> As of Mac OS X 10.3 or so many plist files are stored in binary
> format. They must be converted to xml before they can be
> edited like a plain text file. This can be done easyly with the
> command plutil (see man plutil for details).
> I have written a ftplugin (based on the work of Moritz Heckscher) to
> automate this conversion forward and backwards.
> I plan to publish it after some further testing and improvement
> becaus I think it might br useful to other macusers.
One of the many projects I cannot find the time to complete is
figuring out how to adapt the gzip plugin (especially the parts in
$VIMRUNTIME/autoload/ ) to work with other filters. I have filters that
let me read ms-word, ms-excel, and PDF in vim, and there should be an
easy way to invoke them. The binary plist format is another example.
> Best regardsSorry. After my Linux computer died, I was using Mail.app for a
> PS: Pleas send replies also to vim-mac@... - otherwise they will
> not get to everybody!
while, but not long enough to develop good habits with it. Now that I
have set up mutt on my iMac, I am again more likely to give that advice
than to need it. ;)
HTH --Benji Fisher
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