Judging by the
Rcvd Bytes column in Activity Monitor, storedownloadd has been busy downloading. It downloaded 2GBytes while my computer was on today, and earlier this evening it downloaded 424.1MBytes.
I'm assuming this is macOS Sierra, but that's not terribly important - I just want it to stop! What options do I have to set to do this?
I've played with the App Store settings a bit:
But this didn't seem to make any difference. I've rebooted, and softwaredownloadd is still downloading. 320MBytes now. Wait... how big is this thing?
(I'm reluctant to disable the automatic update check. I like to know when new updates are available. However I do insist on being allowed to schedule the download and installation myself.)
(Macbook Pro retina 13" early 2015, OS X El Capitan 10.11.6)
lsof -p PID, where PID is from Activity Monitor (or use Activity Mon's "open files and ports"). The
.pkgis the one. After unchecking the pref, you can
launchctl stop com.apple.storedownloaddand then
launchctl start com.apple.storedownloadd. Remove the pkg if you want.