Update Mountain Lion Software Via Terminal

To run Software Updates and bypass the App Store you can open the terminal and type:

sudo softwareupdate -l

To install everything on the list type the command:

sudo softwareupdate -i -a

To install only one update at a time, type the following, but replace “UpdateName” with the name from the list you saw in step one, above.

sudo softwareupdate -i UpdateName

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