MacOSX - Manage updates via the terminal

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The goal of this short FAQ is to explain how to manage and install updates via the terminal.

The commands:
  • To check for new updates:
    sudo softwareupdate -l
  • To install all available updates:
    sudo softwareupdate -i -a
  • To install recommended updates:
    sudo softwareupdate -i -r
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Jean-François Pillou - Founder of CCM
Better known as Jeff, Jean-François Pillou is the founder of CommentCaMarche.net. He is also CEO of CCM Benchmark and digital director at the Figaro Group.

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