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Finding the serial number of a Mac from the command line

If you need to look up the serial number of the Mac you’re on from the command line, or feed it into a script variable, here’s a way to use system_profiler to display it (command should be all in one line):


system_profiler SPHardwareDataType | grep 'Serial Number (system)' | awk '{print $NF}'

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