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system_profiler: Display a full system profiler report which can be opened by System
$ system_profiler -xml > MyReport.spx
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The command "system_profiler -xml > MyReport.spx" is used to generate a system profile report in XML format and save it in a file named "MyReport.spx".

Here is the breakdown of the command:

  • "system_profiler" is a command-line utility on macOS that provides detailed information about the Mac's hardware and software configuration.

  • "-xml" is an option/flag provided to the "system_profiler" command. It specifies that the system profile report should be generated in XML format.

  • ">" is a redirection operator used to redirect the output of a command. In this case, it instructs the command to take the output and save it to a file rather than displaying it in the terminal.

  • "MyReport.spx" is the name of the output file where the XML report will be saved. The file extension ".spx" is a commonly used extension for system profiler reports, but you can choose any name and extension you like.

This explanation was created by an AI. In most cases those are correct. But please always be careful and never run a command you are not sure if it is safe.
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