SFOTT defaults write settings

Just a note for those who use this tool.

Some settings are saved in a .plist in the User’s Preferences folder using Apple’s defaults tool.
You could then if you like prior to launch the SFOTT tool change them like this :

sudo defaults write $HOME/Library/Preferences/com.oemden.sfott Media USBVolumeName

sudo defaults write $HOME/Library/Preferences/com.oemden.sfott SupportedBoardIds Mac-F4208EAA

sudo defaults write $HOME/Library/Preferences/com.oemden.sfott SupportedModelProperties MacMini2,1

where USBVolumeName is the Volume Name of the target USBkey
where Mac-F4208EAA will be the Board_id of the target Computer
where MacMini2,1 will the Model of the target Computer

you must sudo because the script in runned with sudo and plist is set under sudo.

if you do not run sudo
– write will fail (if already runned at least once)
– read will output nothing


1) those are NOT the correct defaults write for the plist command during patching.
They are only for the sfott tool. so don’t try those on the USB plist or you will mess things up.

2) Be sure to enter the correct info of course.
if you’re running the tool from the target computer only the USB default write will be relevant.
two others are always calculated at launch.

I’m currently preparing tests for Mountain Lion,
there are tiny differences on Volume labels of the dmgs so I have to adapt.
Then I’ll test it. If it is a success there will be a choice or prompt to choose target OS Version 10.8 vs 10.9.
I’ll make Mavericks the default settings anyway, but ML could be selected.

Stay tuned ;)


Product and graphic designer turned to be a Mac SysAdmin.

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