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Looking for a couple of terminal commands that i can use to get the following -

  • View domain name of current Windows AD a Mac is connected to

  • Network link speed of en0

  • Bios/EFI firmware date

  • OSX Software GUID (or some such identifier)

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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    man man > man -k <query>
    – klanomath
    Oct 10, 2017 at 15:46

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Try system_profiler and sysctl.

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The commands you are looking for in the order listed

  • To get the domain name, use uname -n. The -n flag will give you the node name on your network.

  • Use the command ifconfig en0 | grep media to print out information on the media of your selected interface.

  • You can use system_profiler SPHardwareDataType | grep -i "Version" to get you the current firmware/ROM versions.

  • If you are looking for info on the GPT partition map, use sudo gpt show diskX where X is the integer for the disk identifier

You can get more info on all of these commands by viewing their respective man pages (i.e. man ifconfig)

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  • The last one is wrong. The GUIDs shown there are partition type UUIDs and aren't really related to OS X (software).
    – klanomath
    Oct 10, 2017 at 15:53
  • @4Maes- What specifically are you looking for when you say "OS X Software GUID"?
    – Allan
    Oct 10, 2017 at 16:05
  • Cheers for the replies. Looking for some type of unique identifier for the OS. i believe in Linux this is done with a GUID?
    – 4Maes
    Oct 11, 2017 at 12:25
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Maybe something like-

 pkgutil --pkg-info com.apple.pkg.EmbeddedOSFirmware

for the firmware install date.

I'll leave the how to parse and convert the install time as an exercise for you.

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