What version of OS X is installed on this drive?

It may occur to some to have a bunch of old disks laying in closets and them suddenly having the need to attach them to a running machine to restore some old data. Or you could have the need to boot up it’s System.

How to know which OS X operating system is installed on that drive? Well, all you have to do is a simple:

more /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion.plist

over the Terminal.app. I’m writing this as a reminder for an eventual future need.

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3 thoughts on “What version of OS X is installed on this drive?”

  1. This is one of the best OS X tips I have learned in a long time. I think it’s sad I know how to do this (see below) but never figured it out on OS X.

    root@islandinthenet:~# lsb_release -a
    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID: Ubuntu
    Description: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS
    Release: 14.04
    Codename: trusty

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