How to use PListBuddy

If you are using PhoneGap to create mobile web apps you might have a different Cordova.plist for development and production. A helpful tool to modify the plist file is PListBuddy.

If you for instance want to remove logging for production this would be the command line:

$ /usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Delete :P lugins:Logger" Cordova.plist

or you want to set the build version dynamically:

$ /usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Set CFBundleVersion #30" AppName-Info.plist

If you are using Ant the target to set the build number to the Jenkins build:

<target name="setBuildNumber">
    <exec executable="/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy">
      <arg value="-c"/>
      <arg value="Set CFBundleVersion #${env.BUILD_NUMBER}"/>
      <arg value="xcode/AppName.plist"/>
    </exec>
</target>

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