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I want to generate log for List of programs installed on MAC

Apple Macbook pro 15.4" silver notebook...
July 13, 2012 at 04:51:13
Specs: Apple MAC OS, 4
I want to generate list of programs installed and uninstalled in MAC. Similar to the way which we do in Windows and for which I have created a .bat script, but don't know how to program the script so that it can be executed on MAC and list of programs with their versions installed and uninstalled can be generated.

I need this because in my organization we have started to extensively use Mac books and users are installing 3rd party apps, so just to keep a check whether the programs are licensed or pirated.

Can anyone of you help me in this regards.


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July 13, 2012 at 07:51:05
Surely the Macbooks should be locked down in any Organization to stop people installing non authorized software ?

Anyway this is a good site for OS X Command Line / Syntax

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....

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July 13, 2012 at 08:51:30
The command:

system_profiler SPApplicationsDataType

will list all installed software.

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