Resolved Applescript: Inventory of local machine

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  1. h1068, Mar 6, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2013

    h1068 macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2012
    Hello, Im using this script to get the serial number of my machine.

    set sys to do shell script "/usr/sbin/system_profiler SPHardwareDataType " without altering line endings
    set StringVariable1 to "Serial"
    set Serial_Number to (do shell script "echo \"" & sys & "\" | grep \"" & StringVariable1 & "\"") as text
    Output: Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac9,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.26 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: IM91.008D.B08
    SMC Version (system): 1.44f0
    Serial Number (system): H0021W0953333

    \" | grep \"Serial\""
    end tell
    " Serial Number (system): H0021W0953333"

    What would i need to add in to just retrieve "H0021W0953333 as my output, instead of " Serial Number (system): H0021W0953333"


    Resolved: Thank you chown33, this worked for me.

  2. subsonix macrumors 68040

    Feb 2, 2008
    You could try: | cut -d" " -f4 or | awk '{print $4}'

    You would need to escape the quotes though.
  3. chown33 macrumors 604

    Aug 9, 2009
    descending into the Maelström
    Replace your multiline AppleScript code with this one line:
    set Serial_Number to do shell script "/usr/sbin/system_profiler SPHardwareDataType | awk '/Serial/ { print $NF }' " 

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