Update Mac OSX Using the Command Line

Dustin
Development

The softwareupdate command allows you to skip the (unreasonably slow) Mac App Store and update OSX from the command line.

softwareupdate -l to view the list of updates

sudo softwareupdate -i <update-name> to install

sudo softwareupdate -d <update-name> if you’d like to download it to install later.

Software Update Screenshot