plist-ex

Mac OS X Plist parser/builder for NodeJS. Convert a Plist file or string into a native JS object and native JS object into a Plist file.

install

npm install plist-ex

node-plist

Provides facilities for reading and writing Mac OS X Plist (property list) files. These are often used in programming OS X and iOS applications, as well as the iTunes configuration XML file.

Plist files represent stored programming "object"s. They are very similar to JSON. A valid Plist file is representable as a native JavaScript Object and vice-versa.

npm test

Parsing a plist from filename

var plist = require('plist');
 
var obj = plist.parseFileSync('myPlist.plist');
console.log(JSON.stringify(obj));

Parsing a plist from string payload

var plist = require('plist');
 
var obj = plist.parseStringSync('<plist><string>Hello World!</string></plist>');
console.log(obj);  // Hello World! 

Given an existing JavaScript Object, you can turn it into an XML document that complies with the plist DTD

var plist = require('plist');
 
console.log(plist.build({'foo' : 'bar'}).toString());

These functions work, but may be removed in a future release. version 0.4.x added Sync versions of these functions.

Parsing a plist from filename

var plist = require('plist');
 
plist.parseFile('myPlist.plist', function(errobj) {
  if (err) throw err;
 
  console.log(JSON.stringify(obj));
});

Parsing a plist from string payload

var plist = require('plist');
 
plist.parseString('<plist><string>Hello World!</string></plist>', function(errobj) {
  if (err) throw err;
 
  console.log(obj[0]);  // Hello World! 
});