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Remotely kill the QuickTime pop-up registration window
Authored by: bdm on Nov 08, '04 09:30:08AM

pids wrap around so later processes might get lower pids.



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Another Method
Authored by: DaMacGuy on Nov 08, '04 10:26:26AM

I'm sure someone can wrap this up in a nifty little shell script...

Find out if you have a QT update via softwareupdate -l (the -l option doesn't work in 10.2 and earlier, so don't use it to get a list of available updates).

If you do have one available then first run one of these commands (depending on your OS)

For Jaguar:
setenv COMMAND_LINE_INSTALL 1

For Panther:
export COMMAND_LINE_INSTALL=1

Then have softwareupdate install just the Quicktime update. This will only work for one install at a time, I don't know how or if you can have this execute for all downloaded updates (softwareupdate -i -a). So if you have an iPod update, QuickTime, and anything else that throws up a dialog box, you'll have to do this for each one.

This is real handy if you administer a large environment of machines remotely via ARD and SSH.

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-DaMacGuy



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Authored by: ClassicUser on Nov 08, '04 03:41:50PM
Note that the syntax actually varies based on your default shell ('echo $SHELL '), not (necessarily) your OS version:

For /bin/tcsh (the default in Cheetah, Puma, and Jaguar):
 setenv COMMAND_LINE_INSTALL 1

For /bin/bash (the default in Panther and Tiger):
 export COMMAND_LINE_INSTALL=1
  or
 set -e COMMAND_LINE_INSTALL=1

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