There are two ways that I know of to get the Safari package.
• For the URL, I opened Console.app on a Mac that already has the Safari update installed. Click on /var/log. Click on install.log. Search for "Safari." As you read the log, you'll want to scroll up to find the URL, which is listed just before the Mac installs the actual package.
• Another way to get the package is through Terminal. On a Mac that needs the Safari update, open Terminal. Type softwareupdate -l. Copy the entire Safari line listed (I believe the one below *). From here, type softwareupdate -d and paste the entire Safari line there and hit enter. The Mac will download the Safari package. Finally, go to Macintosh HD/Library/Updates to find the Safari package.
Way to go mvu. Simple commands like this that are this powerful are brilliant!! I can't wait to try it!!
I used to do this...
Using the App Store and Terminal setup side by side,
I used to do issue this command in the Terminal, while the app desired was downloading. lsof | grep -i pkg
this command shows you where folder/pkg lives after you start download… pause download in App store.
your last command would show you where the package lives..... /private/var/folders/zy/03l1606s5px3bs73htpzd6zh0000gp/C/com.apple.appstore
This would tell me where the package lives....temporarily until after the install, .....then it gets wiped, so hence the pause.
Then you do do the sudo ln command. sudo ln /drag/location/of/package/into/terminal /Users/carol/Desktop/Pages.pkg What this does is create a package on my desktop of the package that got downloaded. The original will disappear but a copy stays on your desktop. Don't ask my to explain why I can do the sudo ln command halfway after the original package is download but at the end I get the full package.
Problem with this technique is that its a bit of a cat and mouse game ....and now with Mojave and Catalina, it got more difficult to use the App Store in this technique and I kind of gave up.
If you manage iPads, you start to understand how Macs will be managed now. No pushing packages like we used to, Jamf will push the packages/apps from the App Store. On one hand it takes more time, because I could image a Mac in 5 minutes, where now it may take 1 hour? But if you start the process at midnight and come back in the morning, what difference does it make if it takes 5 minutes or 5 hours? I don't like it, but understand it. With iPads it makes great sense, with computers, thats what we will all be doing in the future. In fact, we will be laughing about the way we used to do it the old days!