obtaining current SSID from the Terminal (CLI)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SlugBlanket, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. SlugBlanket macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I have been using a script to obtain my current SSID from the info returned by querying system_profiler. After installing the latest SMC 1.5 and EFI 2.3 updates, I notice that system_profiler no longer reports the SSID in plain text, it now just displays the MAC address of the device providing WiFi access.

    Is there any other method I can use to obtain the plain text of the SSID into a script instead of system_profiler ?

    Many thanks in advance
     
  2. SlugBlanket thread starter macrumors regular

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    #2
    Answered my own question:

    /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/A/Resources/airport -I
     

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