Can we set a time for updates to download overnight?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by TheChemist, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. TheChemist macrumors regular

    TheChemist

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    Sep 25, 2006
    #1
    Good morning,

    I don't know if this has been previously discussed. My ISP has a daily windows when downloads do not count against the monthly data bucket. I wanted to know if there is a way to set the App Store to check for updates and download them during said period.

    Thanks for taking the time to look at my thread!
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    California
    #2
    The Terminal command below will automatically download any updates. What you could do is use something like the app Lingon to schedule that command when you want.

    Code:
    softwareupdate --download --all
     
  3. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Sep 23, 2008
    #3
    You could probably also use a cronjob for this instead of Lingon.
     

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