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Software Update By SW runs a command-line argument to check for and install all available updates through Apple Software Update.

***THERE IS NO APPLICATION!*** (the installer IS the program!)When you run the "installer", there are scripts which run in the background and force Mac OS X to download and install all available updates through Apple Software Update. If you want to run the program again, "install" the package again.

What's New

Version 2.7:
  • More logging for system events
  • Log files now placed in separate directory (/Library/Logs/SISUWORKS/SoftwareUpdateBySW.log)
  • Reduced dependency on executing commands as root, due to the fact that root authentication is required anyways
  • Forced Software to only run on Root volume (currently booted volume) to clear up some confusion


Mac OS X 10.2 or later

*Previously available here

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Per Mattsson Member IconComment+0
Per Mattsson

No need for any software what so ever, simply type: 'sudo softwareupdate -i -a'

that's it

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Version 2.7
logicat Member IconComment+13

Originally, I was going to write a comment that /usr/sbin/softwareupdate has been available in Mac OS X since 10.2.x. The description above is a bit terse, and on first read I couldn't understand why you were offering something that's already present in the OS.

Here's the move verbose description from the developer's web page, which gave me my eureka moment: "A packagemaker script (installer) used for forcing macs to install all available Software Updates from Apple in Mac OS X (Tiger) in conjunction with NetBoot/ARD to run command on multiple macs remotely"

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Version 2.0

The parsimonious description was provided to MacUpdate by the developer.


We'll be more descriptive in the future; we primarily offer these packages to clients who use NetInstall/NetBoot/Apple Remote Desktop and need simple scripts they can use on multiple maccs simultaneously.

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Current Version (2.x)


Downloads 2,189
Version Downloads 1,553
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 14 May 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free