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Debugging Plists Issues



When you’ve created or modified a Plist file and the desired service or application doesn’t start as expected, there are a few things you can do to locate and debug errors related to the plist files:

First, set the StandardOutPath and StandardErrorPath fields in the XML plist file:



Second thing is to check the system log for any messages related to your plist:

$ tail -F /var/log/system.log | grep ""