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Sarah Reichelt sarah.reichelt at
Sun Oct 7 06:31:13 EDT 2007

Hi David,

I have one computer with just a standard OS X as bought, no developer
tools installed and "defaults help" works fine in Terminal.

To see if a command is installed, I guess you could put the shell
command inside a "try" structure.


On 10/7/07, David Bovill <david at> wrote:
> Can anyone who has OSX installed without the Apple Developer Tools (ie the
> default installation) confirm whether the "defaults" command line tool is
> installed. Typing the following into the terminal:
>   defaults help

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