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#30892 - 08/21/14 11:46 AM Printing system profiler
deniro Offline


Registered: 09/09/09
Anyone know how I can print the list of applications from the System Profiler?
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#30893 - 08/21/14 12:14 PM Re: Printing system profiler [Re: deniro]
dianne Offline

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Registered: 08/04/09
deniro,

Might this work for you in OS X 10.6.3?

System Profiler . . . (System Information in OS X 10.9.4) . . .-> Software

Click on Applications

Command + P

In my case, rather than printing 37 pages, I can select PDF -> Save as PDF.
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#30896 - 08/21/14 01:33 PM Re: Printing system profiler [Re: dianne]
artie505 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
In 10.6.8, the best I could do was extract 80 something pages of apps from a 329 page pdf...the only one I could produce, and the resultant list, which was in alpha order by category only, was totally user-unfriendly.
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#30903 - 08/21/14 06:16 PM Re: Printing system profiler [Re: dianne]
deniro Offline


Registered: 09/09/09
Good idea, but not quite what I wanted, though I haven't thoroughly examined my 414 page pdf.

It's odd, isn't it, that I can't just copy and paste the list of applications with their version numbers &c. in the Profiler.
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OS X 10.11.6
iMac 21.5", Mid 2011
2.8 GHz Intel Core i7, 24 GB
AMD Radeon HD 6770M
Using Apple computers since 1980

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#30908 - 08/22/14 12:18 PM Re: Printing system profiler [Re: deniro]
dianne Offline

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Registered: 08/04/09
deniro,

I tried a few searches at the App Store, but no results seemed to address your question.

I cannot think of any other workable way to print or save the System Information you want.

Trying to compile a series of screenshots in a word processing file . . . since a copy and paste of the list does not work. . . seems quite tedious for the amount of data you are outputting into a .pdf.
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#30923 - 08/23/14 10:50 AM Re: Printing system profiler [Re: dianne]
deniro Offline


Registered: 09/09/09
Hard to believe there isn't a program that lists my applications, version numbers, etc. that the Profiler gives. I think I could do that back on OS 9. And OS 8…
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#30961 - 08/26/14 04:37 PM Re: Printing system profiler [Re: dianne]
ganbustein Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
In Terminal:

system_profiler SPApplicationsDataType

If you want to programmatically extract data from that, add a -xml option to get the output in XML format, then use XML tools of your choice to extract the data. (Trying to extract data from a complex non-XML file using regular expressions is iffy at best.)

If you want to save the data for later perusal, save it as a .spx file (in XML format). Then use System Profiler itself to view the file pretty-formatted:

system_profiler -xml SPApplicationsDataType > ~/Desktop/apps.spx

If you want to see what has changed between different dates, use diff or equivalent to compare such files, saved on those dates, to see what's changed.

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