[OS X TeX] Damaged KeyEquivalents.plist
zaccone at bucknell.edu
Sun Dec 31 10:26:44 EST 2006
I just received my copy of DiskWarrior 4.0, and I asked it to verify
plist files. (This is a new DiskWarrior feature.) It found a few
errors in a few plist files for programs that I'm not using, but it
also found a problem with TeXShop's KeyEquivalents.plist. If you
don't have DiskWarrior 4.0, you can see the problem by executing
The Property List Editor refuses to open the file also. I don't know
if this has any effect on TeXShop's behavior. It must look at this
file so I wanted to make sure it was a valid plist file. Here is the
error that DiskWarrior gave me:
Detected that Property List data is damaged and cannot be repaired.
XML parser error:
Old-style plist parser error:
Malformed data byte group at line 1; invalid hex
Location: "Macintosh HD/Users/zaccone/Library/TeXShop/Menus/"
There are a couple of problems with the file. One is that there are
nested comments which make plutil unhappy. The other problem is that
<dict>, </dict> and </plist> appear inside of comments and plutil
wants to see them.
To fix the problem I made the first six lines of the file look like
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://
I kept all of the commented material that follows, but I removed all
nested comments. Now plutil is happy.
I did my editing in emacs. The syntax coloring makes the nested
comments easy to spot.
Does this seem like a reasonable fix? Would it have been better to
just remove the file? Ignore the error?
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