Ignore Software Updates

The App Store seems to handle several apps and keeping them updated, but other apps I just don’t want the App Store to bothering me about.

If you have a similar issue, open up Terminal.app, paste in the following command, and press enter:

softwareupdate –list

It will take a while to churn out a list, it will churn out something like this:

BCS-MBP-2:~ brad$ softwareupdate –list

Software Update Tool

Copyright 2002-2015 Apple Inc.

Finding available software

Software Update found the following new or updated software:

* macOS Sierra Update-10.12.3

macOS Sierra Update (10.12.3), 1024181K [recommended] [restart]

* iTunesXPatch-12.5.5

iTunes (12.5.5), 113476K [recommended]

 

If you notice the title of the software app you no longer want to be bothered with, copy it and insert its name into the following Terminal command:

softwareupdate –ignore iTunesXPatch-12.5.5

Unfortunately, softwareupdate –list doesn’t seem to be showing third party software apps at the moment – I’ll report back if I figure this out, otherwise, dear readers, please drop a comment below.

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