Uninstall DockUtil

hphan
New Contributor III

Does anyone know how to uninstall the DockUtil tool? We have been using the tool to set the Dock initially for users but macOS Big Sur does not list as supported so we want to remove it before our users upgrade.

Thank you.

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gskibum
Contributor III

dockutil is working for me on M1.

All I'm seeing different is that the paths for most of the Apple apps that come with macOS have a different path (System/Applications/Calculator.app rather than /Applications/Calculator.app). So some of my scripts will have to be updated for Big Sur.

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gskibum
Contributor III

Dockutil worked for me today on a brand new Big Sur Intel laptop. I'll be testing it with M1 in a day or two.

I believe when I had to uninstall dockutil years ago I just ran a policy with a one-liner in Files & Processes;

rm /path-to-dockutil/dockutil

gskibum
Contributor III

dockutil is working for me on M1.

All I'm seeing different is that the paths for most of the Apple apps that come with macOS have a different path (System/Applications/Calculator.app rather than /Applications/Calculator.app). So some of my scripts will have to be updated for Big Sur.

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cbrewer
Valued Contributor II

I also have found dockutil to work fine in Big Sur.

It's usually just a single executable. You might look in /usr/local/bin.

jrogers_datamin
New Contributor

My issue is the .sh script which worked perfectly fine in macOS Big Sur 11.3.1 yields different results in macOS Big Sur 11.4

#!/bin/sh
echo "Adding Applications Folder..."
    sudo -u $LoggedInUser /usr/local/bin/dockutil --add '/Applications' --view grid --display folder --sort name --no-restart $LoggedInUserHome
    echo "Adding User Downloads Folder..."
    sudo -u $LoggedInUser /usr/local/bin/dockutil --add '~/Downloads' --view grid --display folder --allhomes --no-restart $LoggedInUserHome

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