Software updates


  • softwareupdate -l lists available updates. The * Label: line contains the identifier used to download and install updates.
  • softwareupdate -i LABEL downloads and installs the update with the specified label.
  • softwareupdate --history lists operating system updates.
    • Use --all to include updates for other products, like Safari and Xcode CLT.
  • softwareupdate --fetch-full-installer VERSION will download the full installation image.