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SYSTEM_PROFILER(8)					    BSD System Manager's Manual 					SYSTEM_PROFILER(8)

NAME
system_profiler -- reports system hardware and software configuration. SYNOPSIS
system_profiler [-usage] system_profiler [-listDataTypes] system_profiler [-xml] dataType1 ... dataTypeN system_profiler [-xml] [-detailLevel level] DESCRIPTION
system_profiler reports on the hardware and software configuration of the system. It can generate plain text reports or XML reports which can be opened with System Information.app Progress and error messages are printed to stderr while actual report data is printed to stdout. Redirect stderr to /dev/null to suppress progress and error messages. The following options are available: -xml Generates a report in XML format. If the XML report is redirected to a file with a ".spx" suffix that file can be opened with System Information.app. -listDataTypes Lists the available datatypes. -detailLevel level Specifies the level of detail for the report: mini report with no personal information basic basic hardware and network information full all available information -timeout Specifies the maximum time to wait in seconds for results. If some information is not available within the specified time limit then an incomplete or partial report will be generated. The default timeout is 180 seconds. Specifying a time- out of 0 means no timeout. -usage Prints usage info and examples. EXAMPLES
system_profiler Generates a text report with the standard detail level. system_profiler -detailLevel mini Generates a short report containing no personal information. system_profiler -listDataTypes Shows a list of the available data types. system_profiler SPSoftwareDataType SPNetworkDataType Generates a text report containing only software and network data. system_profiler -xml > MyReport.spx Creates a XML file which can be opened by System Profiler.app AUTHORS
Apple Computer, Inc. Darwin June 30, 2003 Darwin

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