Thursday, April 30, 2015

How to Check for Mac OS X Updates and install them using Terminal

Mac OS X users receiving and installing updates through App Store usually. But there is a method to check for updates and install them using the terminal on your Mac OS X. 

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First of all open terminal. Now to see the list of available updates use this command.
softwareupdate -l
Now to install all updates from updates list use next command.
sudo softwareupdate -i -a
If you want to install specified updates use next command.
sudo softwareupdate -i Safari-8.0.5
Of course, replace the Safari-8.0.5 with the update you want to be installed.
To ignore some updates use next command.
sudo softwareupdate --ignore Safari-8.0.5
Do not forget to replace the Safari-8.0.5 with the update you want to be ignored.

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So now you can install updates from the terminal, but there are some more commands for updates. to see the list of all command execute this command in terminal.
softwareupdate -h
And you can see the list of all available commands for updates.

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