We all made this mistake at least once: deciding that plist is an ideal format for some piece of data. Once you realize your wrongdoings, this tool will help you liberate your data.
sudo npm install -g plist-to-json
As per --help:
Usage: plist-to-json [options] source.plist Arguments: source.plist Source file to output as JSON Options: -i, --indent SIZE Indentation size for pretty-printing the output file (defaults to 2) -h, --help Display this usage information
Outputs the result on stdout.
Note: only works with XML plists. If you have a binary (or, heaven forbid, an old-school TextMatish one), run it through the following built-in command first (beware, this one modifies the plist in-place):
plutil -convert xml1 exbinary.plist