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May 19, 2015 - A Look At The New Commandlinefu
I've put together a short writeup on what kind of newness you can expect from the next iteration of clfu. Check it out here.
March 2, 2015 - New Management
I'm Jon, I'll be maintaining and improving clfu. Thanks to David for building such a great resource!

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Your feedback is appreciated via the form on the beta page. Thanks! -Jon & CLFU Team

On Mac OS X, runs System Profiler Report and e-mails it to specified address.

Terminal - On Mac OS X, runs System Profiler Report and e-mails it to specified address.
system_profiler | mail -s "$HOSTNAME System Profiler Report" [email protected]
2009-08-11 20:16:37
User: monkeymac
Functions: mail
On Mac OS X, runs System Profiler Report and e-mails it to specified address.

Replace "[email protected]" with the target e-mail address. Thanks to alediaz for "$HOSTNAME" which is very useful when running the command with Apple Remote Desktop to multiple machines simultaneously.


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This is an excellent tip. Previous I had a script which would FTP the report over. For me, this is ideal.

Thank you.


Comment by valambhiajn 376 weeks and 1 day ago

Thanks, it's been very handy for me. I'd like to see an option of this that dynamically puts the machine's hostname (or sharing name) in the Subject - but I don't know how to do that.

Comment by monkeymac 376 weeks and 1 day ago

monkeymac>> This worked for me:

system_profiler | mail -s "$HOSTNAME System Profiler Report" [email protected]
Comment by alediaz 376 weeks and 1 day ago

That's awesome - I shall edit my command! Thanks!

Comment by monkeymac 376 weeks and 1 day ago

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