PBTOMAKE -- Xcode to Unix
Subject:   Suprising facts about the project file
Date:   2004-04-27 11:22:13
From:   jimschimpf
As GordonHenriksen and others have mentioned the Xcode and ProjectBuilder project file before it are really old style Next Plist files. Today I found about a utility called plutil that checks and can convert these files. It said the project file is a good Plist and I then converted it to the XML form. (plutil -convert xml1 <proj>.pbxproj). You can try this yourself. Then just for fun I put the pbxproj XML format file back into the original project and Xcode opened and used this file without a wimper. But when done (I did a couple of changes) the file is saved back to the original OLD plist format.