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NAME

     system_profiler -- reports system hardware and software configuration.


SYNOPSIS

     system_profiler [-usage]
     system_profiler [-listDataTypes]
     system_profiler [-xml] dataType1 ... dataTypeN
     system_profiler [-xml] [-detailLevel level]


DESCRIPTION

     system_profiler reports on the hardware and software configuration of the
     system.  It can generate plain text reports or XML reports which can be
     opened with System Information.app

     Progress and error messages are printed to stderr while actual report
     data is printed to stdout. Redirect stderr to /dev/null to suppress
     progress and error messages.

     The following options are available:

     -xml                Generates a report in XML format.  If the XML report
                         is redirected to a file with a ".spx" suffix that
                         file can be opened with System Information.app.

     -listDataTypes      Lists the available datatypes.

     -detailLevel level  Specifies the level of detail for the report:

                         mini          report with no personal information

                         basic         basic hardware and network information

                         full          all available information

     -timeout            Specifies the maximum time to wait in seconds for
                         results.  If some information is not available within
                         the specified time limit then an incomplete or par-
                         tial report will be generated. The default timeout is
                         180 seconds. Specifying a timeout of 0 means no time-
                         out.

     -usage              Prints usage info and examples.


EXAMPLES

     system_profiler
       Generates a text report with the standard detail level.

     system_profiler -detailLevel mini
       Generates a short report containing no personal information.

     system_profiler -listDataTypes
       Shows a list of the available data types.

     system_profiler SPSoftwareDataType SPNetworkDataType
       Generates a text report containing only software and network data.

     system_profiler -xml > MyReport.spx
       Creates a XML file which can be opened by System Profiler.app


AUTHORS

     Apple Computer, Inc.

Darwin                           June 30, 2003                          Darwin

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