Apple Software Update CLI and preferences

Here, you can find some tips/notes to manage Apple Software Updates from the Terminal/Script.

Disable Apple Software Update automatic check:

/usr/sbin/softwareupdate --schedule off

Disable the download of new update in the background:

/usr/bin/defaults write /Library/Preferences/ AutomaticDownload -bool false

Disable system data files and security updates:

/usr/bin/defaults write /Library/Preferences/ ConfigDataInstall -bool falses

Disable the auto-install of the critical updates:

/usr/bin/defaults write /Library/Preferences/ CriticalUpdateInstall -bool false


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