Odds and Ends,OS X May 7, 2013 at 7:07 am

Undocumented Options

After some undocumented options were found in the asr tool, Greg Neagle started digging around some other commands to see if he could find any other hidden options.

The result of this interest has lead to some methods for finding hidden options in any command, although his specific example involves softwareupdate.  These methods are useful for poking around commands and looking for hidden functionality that isn’t exposed in the documentation.  Check it out over on Greg’s blog.

Nate Walck

Nate is a Systems Reliability Engineer at Dropbox, Inc in San Francisco, CA. He runs afp548.com along with Sam Keeley and is one of the founding members of the ##osx-server IRC channel on freenode.net. He loves being involved in the Mac Admin community and using Open Source projects whenever possible, especially Munki, The Luggage and Puppet.

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