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Casper’s hidden documentation

I’m interested in discovering when tools have hidden documentation, so I was curious when I learned recently that the Casper agent has explicitly hidden documentation which requires root privileges to access. For more information, see below the jump.

To access this documentation, go to a Mac which has Casper’s agent installed and run the following command with root privileges:

jamf help -hidden

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This will display information about commands which aren’t mentioned when you run the standard command for help:

jamf help

You can access more documentation about these hidden commands by running the following with root privileges, referencing the command you want more information on:

jamf help command_goes_here

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Categories: Casper, Documentation
  1. July 1, 2015 at 7:41 pm


  2. my4te
    July 6, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    This awesome thanks!

  3. bw
    July 29, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    you can also use

    sudo jamf help -all

    to see the whole list

  4. Dom
    December 30, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Good stuff.. I always forget “-hidden”

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