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Testing OSX S/W

Technote (FAQ)


How do I test OSX software in the root account?


To test software installations, browse to Applications > Utilities and launch the Terminal command. Next, type:
sudo /bin/bash

Use Process Monitor to verify that bash is running as root. You can now mount disk images and launch your software installation using the command line.

Note that a command prompt running under root privileges is a security risk and you should exit it promptly when finished. To do so, type:

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Document information

More support for: IBM BigFix family

Software version: All Versions

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 1506216

Modified date: 26 September 2014

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