Questions tagged [system-profiler]

A system profiler is a program that can provide detailed information about the software installed and hardware attached to a computer. In Apple Computer's classic Mac OS, this was done by an application called ''Apple System Profiler'', and now macOS' profiler is simply called ''System Information''. This tag should be use whenever the question is regarding information about the ''System Information'' software or the "system_profiler" command line.

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How to check originality of parts in a second hand Mac mini?

How can I check that all the parts in a Mac mini late 2014 are genuine or not? I have found that we can change the About this Mac details from system. How can I know that Details shown in About this ...
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Using the command-line / Terminal, is it possible to determine if this Mac has Touch ID or not?

I am trying to find a way, using the Terminal/command line, to determine if the Mac I am using has Touch ID or not. So far web searches have not turned up any answers. I would have thought that ...
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Different output for number of processors using system_profiler

When I'm executing the command system_profiler SPHardwareDataType, I'm getting the shell output below: Hardware: Hardware Overview: Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: ...
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How do I get readable system information at the command line?

I'm using High Sierra. I often have to copy & paste system information in a email or in a forum message. For this reason, I'd like a simple and easy way to get info on my operating system and my ...
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Get System Profiler Information without a macOS Installation [duplicate]

I have a bunch of factory reset MacBooks. I want to know the CPU, memory and storage configuration for each of these machines. What is the fastest way to get this information without to go through the ...
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What data counts as “photos” or “movies”

When looking up how much data is left on my tiny MacBooks SSD (under "about this mac"/"storage" 1.74 GB are marked as photos, and 429.9 MB as movies, which is odd, considering that I intentionally ...
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Mac Pro Nvidia Graphics Displays Incorrect Resolution

I have a Mac Pro 5,1* with an Nvidia Quadro K1200 graphics card. Note that while this card is not officially supported by Apple, it works perfectly with Nvidia's graphics driver. The K1200 powers two ...
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Applescript Validating USB Stick - Matching serial and mount point

I want to be sure that the USB stick at 'usbMountPoint' is also the one with the matching 'usbSerialNumber' -- Get Mount Point of script's USB host tell application "Finder" try set ...
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Serial Number from Terminal

I am trying to find the serial number on my Mac through terminal, but am getting the error seen in the image below. If anyone can help me, that would be great, but I understand if you've never seen ...