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PLUTIL(1)						    BSD General Commands Manual 						 PLUTIL(1)

plutil -- property list utility SYNOPSIS
plutil [command_option] [other_options] file ... DESCRIPTION
plutil can be used to check the syntax of property list files, or convert a plist file from one format to another. Specifying - as an input file reads from stdin. The first argument indicates the operation to perform, one of: -help Show the usage information for the command and exit. -p Print the property list in a human-readable fashion. The output format is not stable and not designed for machine parsing. The purpose of this command is to be able to easily read the contents of a plist file, no matter what format it is in. -lint Check the named property list files for syntax errors. This is the default command option if none is specified. -convert fmt Convert the named file to the indicated format and write back to the file system. If the file can't be loaded due to invalid syntax, the operation fails. fmt is one of: xml1, for version 1 of the XML plist format binary1, for version 1 of the binary plist format json, for the JSON format There are a few additional options: -- Specifies that all further arguments are file names -s Don't print anything on success. -r For JSON, add whitespace and indentation to make the output more human-readable. -o path Specify an alternate path name for the result of the -convert operation; this option is only useful with a single file to be converted. Specifying - as the path outputs to stdout. -e extension Specify an alternate extension for converted files, and the output file names are otherwise the same. DIAGNOSTICS
The plutil command exits 0 on success, and 1 on failure. SEE ALSO
plist(5) STANDARDS
The plutil command obeys no one's rules but its own. HISTORY
The plutil command first appeared in Mac OS X 10.2. Mac OS X August 30, 2002 Mac OS X

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MODLOAD(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 						MODLOAD(8)

modload -- load a kernel module SYNOPSIS
modload [-fP] [-b var=boolean] [-i var=integer] [-s var=string] module modload -p [-b var=boolean] [-d var] [-i var=integer] [-m plist] [-s var=string] DESCRIPTION
The modload utility loads a kernel module specified by the module parameter into the running system. Modules are loaded from the default system module areas unless the module parameter contains a path separator character ('/'). The options to modload are as follows: -b var=boolean Pass the module a boolean property with the name var. boolean may be either true or false. -d var When used in conjuction with -m, delete var from the plist specified. -f When a module is loaded, the kernel checks if the module is compatible with the running kernel and will refuse to load mod- ules that are potentially incompatible. This option disables compatibility checks. Note: an incompatible module can cause system instability, including data loss or corruption. This option is also required for re-enabling a builtin module that was disabled using modunload(8). -i var=integer Pass the module an integer property with the name var and integral value integer. -m plist When used in conjuction with -p, merge new options with an existing property list contained in plist. -P This option tells the kernel not to load an associated property list. -p Output a property list suitable for loading along with a module. When using this option, you do not need to specify a mod- ule. Use -m and -d to read and modify an existing property list. -s var=string Pass the module a string property with the name var and string value string. DIAGNOSTICS
The modload utility exits with a status of 0 on success and with a nonzero status if an error occurs. SEE ALSO
module(7), modstat(8), modunload(8) HISTORY
The modload command was designed to be similar in functionality to the corresponding command in SunOS 4.1.3. BSD
August 6, 2011 BSD
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