Output List of Installed Applications

Discussion in 'macOS' started by covertsurfer, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. covertsurfer macrumors 6502a

    Jan 18, 2007
    How do I output a list of installed Applications on my iMac? One's that I've installed not system applications


    UPDATE: Found it!


    navigate to the applications folder


    ls > ~/Apps.txt
  2. mason.kramer macrumors 6502


    Apr 16, 2007
    Watertown, MA
    Yah, well, ok. But that just outputs every file in the folder, it doesn't limit itself to apps, it doesn't limit itself to just files that you installed, and it doesn't list binary executables that don't end with .app. Worse, apps that aren't in that folder don't show up either. Apps can generally be installed anywhere.

    Unfortunately I'm stuck on windoze so I have to shoot in the dark to give you a more complete command, but I'd use locate. This still doesn't show all binary executables, you'd need to find them and test them for the executable bit to find those.

    This shows every .app package on the system (including standard apps).

    locate *.app > ~/applist.txt
  3. glasserp macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2008
    Detroit, MI
    Would System Profiler, then in the left column Software>Applications work?

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