AutoPkg Repo List Fiddling Again

After my last post Graham Pugh mentioned that the AutoPkg repository list is stored in the AutoPkg preference file as RECIPE_REPOS with the search order in RECIPE_SEARCH_DIRS.

He suggested doing a while loop on the defaults read output but I thought it was just fiddly enough a task in the shell that I might resort to a few lines of Python, so here it is, a Python script to dump out your repository list in search order. Tiny but it does the job.

(Thanks to Graham for taking the time to comment on the previous post, it was just what I needed to get me to spend the few minutes doing this.)

#!/usr/bin/env python3

# print the list of AutoPkg repos in search order
# NOTE: Totally lacking in any error checking or handling

import plistlib
from os import path

plist = path.expanduser('~/Library/Preferences/com.github.autopkg.plist')
fp = open(plist, 'rb')
prefs = plistlib.load(fp)
search = prefs['RECIPE_SEARCH_DIRS']
repos = prefs['RECIPE_REPOS']

# start at 3 to skip the built in ones
for i in range(3, len(search)):

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