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Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell by Jason McIntosh, Chuck Toporek, Chris Stone, Andy Lester

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Name

installer

Synopsis

installer options -pkg pkgpath -target volpath

Installs standard Mac OS X package files from the command line. install is an alternative to the Installer.app GUI application.

Options

-allow

Install over an existing version of the software, even when the version being installed is older. The package must have special support for this option.

-config

Send the list of command-line arguments, formatted in plist XML, to standard output without performing the installation. If you direct the output to a file, you can use that file with the -file option to perform multiple identical installations.

-dumplog

Log installer's messages to standard output.

-file pathname

Read arguments from file pathname. The file needs to be a product of the -config option or a file of the same format.

-help

Display a help screen, and then exit.

-lang language

Identify language (specified in ISO format) as the default language of the target system. Used only with OS installations.

-listiso

Display the languages installer recognizes, in ISO format.

-pkginfo

List the packages to be installed without performing the installation. Metapackages contain multiple subpackages; this option lists those subpackages as well.

-plist

When used with -pkginfo and -volinfo, format the output into plist XML.

-verbose

Print more package and volume information. Used with -pkginfo and -volinfo.

-verboseR

Print more package and volume information, formatted for parsing. Used with -pkginfo and -volinfo.

-vers

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