How to install macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Update using softwareupdate command

New Contributor III

I can't seem to use the softwareupdate command to install the macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Update by its self

If I try the following it says the update can't be found

softwareupdate -i "macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Update"


Contributor III
Contributor III

Hi @c.kay

Try this:

softwareupdate -i "macOS 10.13.3 Update-10.13.3"

I'm basing this off our 10.13.2 push which was:

softwareupdate -i "macOS 10.13.2 Update-10.13.2"

If in doubt, grab a Mac on 10.13.x (not 10.13.3) and run the below to get a list of the updates:

softwareupdate -l

Hope that helps!



There is the same naming problem of the update as we also had with the supplemental update. It's called:

macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Update-<BLANK SPACE>

And Jamf Pro doesn't like that, and recon also fails if reporting of software updates is enabled

You should be able to do a:

softwareupdate -i "macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Update- "

Remember the space at the end

Contributor III

@lunddal You can work around the recon problem by adjusting the number of characters Jamf allocates to hold the update name. See this thread for more info: 10.13.2 Supplemental Update Workaround