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Old Apr 19, 2012, 01:01 PM   #1
rafperez
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Command to get Model Identifier

Greetings fellow Mac users.

I know where to find the Model Id, but I want to know the command in Terminal to get the Model Id. Just the Id.

So far I have found the following commands:
system_profiler | grep "Model Id" and sysctl hw.model
But both return more than I want. I just want the command to return "MacBookPro8,2"
if you use the above commands, you'll see that they return:
"ModelIdentifier: MacBookPro8,2" and "hw.model: MacBookPro8,2"

I have something to get just the Serial Number and it works great:
ioreg -l | awk '/IOPlatformSerialNumber/ { split($0, line, "\""); printf("%s\n", line[4]); }'

But since I'm a Mac noob I don't know what I can modify in the ioreg command to get the Model Id. Any assistance would be appreciated!
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 01:45 PM   #2
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This should do what you want:
Code:
ioreg -l | awk '/product-name/ { split($0, line, "\""); printf("%s\n", line[4]); }'
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 05:18 PM   #3
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Thanks for your replay Bear.

Awesome sir! exactly what I needed. Being a noob I was all over the place, I was just looking at sed, but I don't think I was in the same ball park. Excellent, thanks again.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:17 PM   #4
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sysctl -n hw.model
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