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NAME

       ani - Apple Net Install command line tool


SYNOPSIS

       ani list --trains

       ani list --train train [--cached]

       ani refresh --trains

       ani refresh --train train

       ani download --update update <DOWNLOAD OPTIONS>

       ani download --latest train <DOWNLOAD OPTIONS> <FILTER OPTIONS>

       ani install --update update <DOWNLOAD OPTIONS> <INSTALL OPTIONS>

       ani install --latest train <DOWNLOAD OPTIONS> <FILTER OPTIONS> <INSTALL
       OPTIONS>

       ani install --file <path/to/dmg> [--type image_type] <INSTALL OPTIONS>

       ani [-v | --version]

       ani [-h | --help]

   DOWNLOAD OPTIONS
       --image image

   FILTER OPTIONS
       [--livable | --livable-with-issues | --release | --quicklooks]

   INSTALL OPTIONS
       [--volume target_volume_path [--erase [filesystem_type]]]

       [--boot-args boot_arguments_string]

       [--noBootOnce]


DESCRIPTION

       ani is the command line tool of Apple Net Install. It talks to the same
       daemon as Apple Net Install.app and shares its data. You can use ani to
       easily automate updates of your system


COMMANDS

   ani list
       --trains
              Lists all trains in local cache.

       --train train [--cached]
              Lists all updates for train in local cache. If --cached is spec-
              ified, only lists updates with at least one cache disk image.

   ani refresh
       --trains
              Refreshes  list  of  trains  and updates the local cache. After-
              wards, lists all trains in local cache.

       --train train
              Refreshes train and updates the local cache.  Afterwards,  lists
              all updates in local cache.

   ani download
       --update update <DOWNLOAD OPTIONS>
              Downloads update.

       --latest train <DOWNLOAD OPTIONS> <FILTER OPTIONS>
              Downloads the latest image for train.

   ani install
       --update update <DOWNLOAD OPTIONS> <INSTALL OPTIONS>
              Installs update.

       --latest train <DOWNLOAD OPTIONS> <FILTER OPTIONS> <INSTALL OPTIONS>
              Installs the latest image for train.

       --file path_to_dmg [--type image_type] <INSTALL OPTIONS>
              Install  an  image that is not managed by Apple Net Install. Use
              --file to specify the path to the disk  image  file.  Apple  Net
              Install  tries to figure out which image you specified. If it is
              not able to do that, you have to specify the  image  type  using
              --type. Currently supported image types are:
              AppleInternal AppleInternalAssistant

       help | -h | --help
              Prints ani's usage information

       version | -v | --version
              Prints ani's version

   DOWNLOAD OPTIONS
       --image image
              The name of the image to download (e.g. 'AppleInternal')

   FILTER OPTIONS
       [--livable | --livable-with-issues | --release | --quicklooks]
              Optional flags to filter for updates. All the flags are mutually
              exclusive.
              --livable: Last 'Livable' update.
              --livable-with-issues: Last 'Livable with Issues' update.
              --release: Last update marked as 'Release'.
              --quicklooks: Last update marked as 'QuickLooks'.
              We do not only filter for the specified flag, but for everything
              that  is  at  least the specified flag. So --livable-with-issues
              will include all updates that are marked  as  'Recommended  with
              Issues'  or 'Recommended.' --quicklooks will include all updates
              that are marked as 'QuickLooks' or 'Release.'

   INSTALL OPTIONS
       [--volume target_volume_path [--erase [filesystem_type]]]
              Optional flag to specify a target volume for an installation. If
              flag  it  not present, ani boots into the installer. --erase can
              be used to erase the volume  before  the  installation  and  the
              optional filesystem_type can be used to specify a new filesystem
              type. If no filesystem type is specified, the volume  will  keep
              its current filesystem type.

       [--boot-args boot_arguments_string]
              Optional flag to specify boot arguments.

       [--noBootOnce]
              Optional flag to disable boot next.


RETURN VALUES

       Returns EXIT_SUCCESS on success, and EXIT_FAILURE on failure.


BUGS

       Bugs should be submitted as a Radar in the component 'Apple Net Install
       App | X'. Please attach Apple Net Install's log file. You can  find  it
       in '~/Library/Logs/AppleNetInstall.log'.



Core Build Technologies           March 2016                            ani(1)

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