Software Update By SW
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Command line runs Apple Software Update.   Free
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    SISU Works
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
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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+7
Rog360 tipped on 14 May 2006
Would be great as an all in one app named SW X Utility.... :)
[Version 2.7]


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Per Mattsson commented on 14 May 2006
No need for any software what so ever, simply type: 'sudo softwareupdate -i -a'

that's it
[Version 2.7]


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+7
logicat commented on 27 Dec 2005
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"
[Version 2.0]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 27 Dec 2005
The parsimonious description was provided to MacUpdate by the developer.
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kalikkalik replied on 27 Dec 2005
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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Downloads:2,189
Version Downloads:1,553
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:14 May 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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