systemsetup

Configure certain per-machine settings typically configured in the System Preferences application.
The systemsetup command requires at least "admin" privileges to run.

Syntax
      systemsetup [-getdate] [-setdate mm:dd:yy] [-gettime] [-settime hh:mm:ss]
                 [-gettimezone] [-listtimezones] [-settimezone timezone]
                 [-getusingnetworktime] [-setusingnetworktime on | off]
                 [-getnetworktimeserver] [-setnetworktimeserver timeserver]
                 [-getsleep] [-setsleep minutes] [-getcomputersleep]
                 [-setcomputersleep minutes] [-getdisplaysleep]
                 [-setdisplaysleep minutes] [-getharddisksleep]
                 [-setharddisksleep minutes] [-getwakeonmodem]
                 [-setwakeonmodem on | off] [-getwakeonnetworkaccess]
                 [-setwakeonnetworkaccess on | off] [-getrestartpowerfailure]
                 [-setrestartpowerfailure on | off] [-getrestartfreeze]
                 [-setrestartfreeze on | off]
                 [-getallowpowerbuttontosleepcomputer]
                 [-setallowpowerbuttontosleepcomputer on | off]
                 [-getremotelogin] [-setremotelogin on | off]
                 [-getremoteappleevents] [-setremoteappleevents on | off]
                 [-getcomputername] [-setcomputername computername]
                 [-getstartupdisk] [-liststartupdisks] [-setstartupdisk path]
                 [-getwaitforstartupafterpowerfailure]
                 [-setwaitforstartupafterpowerfailure value]
                 [-getdisablekeyboardwhenenclosurelockisengaged]
                 [-setdisablekeyboardwhenenclosurelockisengaged yes | no]
                 [-getkernelbootarchitecturesetting]
                 [-setkernelbootarchitecture i386 | x86_64 | default]
                 [-version] [-help] [-printCommands]
Key:
   -getdate
       Display the current date.

   -setdate mm:dd:yy
       Set the current month, day, and year.

   -gettime
       Display the current time in 24-hour format.

   -settime hh:mm:ss
       Set the current time. The provided time argument should be in 24-hour format.

   -gettimezone
       Display current time zone.

   -listtimezones
       List all time zones supported by this machine.

   -settimezone timezone
       Set the local time zone. 
       Use "-listtimezones" to list valid timezone arguments.

   -getusingnetworktime
       Display whether network time is on or off.

   -setusingnetworktime on | off
       Set whether using network time is on or off.

   -getnetworktimeserver
       Display the currently set network time server.

   -setnetworktimeserver timeserver
       Designate a network time server.
        Enter the IP address or DNS name for the network time server.

   -getsleep
       Display amount of idle time until machine sleeps.

   -setsleep minutes
       Set amount of idle time until computer sleeps. 
       Specify "Never" or "Off" for computers that should never sleep.
       Important: if you set the system to sleep, you will not be able to administer the
       server remotely while it is sleeping.

   -getcomputersleep
       Display amount of idle time until computer sleeps.

   -setcomputersleep minutes
       Set amount of idle time until computer sleeps. Specify "Never" or "Off" for never.

   -getdisplaysleep
       Display amount of idle time until display sleeps.

   -setdisplaysleep minutes
       Set amount of idle time until display sleeps. Specify "Never" or "Off" for never.

   -getharddisksleep
       Display amount of idle time until hard disk sleeps. Specify "Never" or "Off" for never.

   -setharddisksleep minutes
       Set amount of idle time until hard disk sleeps. Specify "Never" or "Off" for never.

   -getwakeonmodem
       Display whether wake on modem is on or off.

   -setwakeonmodem on | off
       Use this command to specify whether or not the server will wake
       from sleep when modem activity is detected.

   -getwakeonnetworkaccess
       Display whether wake on network access is on or off.

   -setwakeonnetworkaccess on | off
       Use this command to specify whether the server wakes from sleep
       when a network admin packet is sent to it.

   -getrestartpowerfailure
       Display whether restart on power failure is on or off.

   -setrestartpowerfailure on | off
       Specify whether the server should automatically restart after a power failure.

   -getrestartfreeze
       Display whether restart on freeze is on or off.

   -setrestartfreeze on | off
       Specify whether the server should restart automatically after the system freezes.

   -getallowpowerbuttontosleepcomputer
       Enable or disable whether the power button can sleep the computer.

   -setallowpowerbuttontosleepcomputer on | off
       Enable or disable whether the power button can sleep the computer.

   -getremotelogin
       Displays whether remote login (SSH) is on or off.

   -setremotelogin [-f] on | off
       Set remote login (SSH) to either on or off.
       Important  If you turn off remote login, you won't be able to administer the server
       using remote command line tools and SSH. To turn remote login back on, you'll need
       to connect a monitor and keyboard to the server to administer it locally.
       Use "setremotelogin -f off" to suppress prompting when turning remote login off.

   -getremoteappleevents
       Display whether remote apple events are on or off.

   -setremoteappleevents on | off
       Set whether the server responds to events sent by other computers (such as AppleScripts).

   -getcomputername
       Display computer name.

   -setcomputername computername
       Sets computer name to computername. This name is used by AFP.

   -getlocalsubnetname
       Display local subnet name.

   -setlocalsubnetname name
       Set local subnet name to name.

   -getstartupdisk
       Display current startup disk.

   -liststartupdisks
       List all valid startup disks on this computer.

   -setstartupdisk path
       Set current startup disk to the indicated path. Valid arguments
       can be listed using "-liststartupdisks."

   -getwaitforstartupafterpowerfailure
       Get the number of seconds after which the computer will start up
       after a power failure.

   -setwaitforstartupafterpowerfailure seconds
       Set the number of seconds after which the computer will start up
       after a power failure. The seconds value must be a multiple of 30 seconds.

   -getdisablekeyboardwhenenclosurelockisengaged
       Get whether or not the keyboard should be disabled when the X
       Serve enclosure lock is engaged.

   -setdisablekeyboardwhenenclosurelockisengaged yes | no
       Set whether or not the keyboard should be disabled when the X
       Serve enclosure lock is engaged.

   -getkernelbootarchitecturesetting
       Gets the Kernel Architecture setting from the com.apple.Boot.plist.

   -setkernelbootarchitecture i386 | x86_64 | default
       Set the kernel to boot in 32 or 64 bit mode on next boot. default
       removes the setting.

   -version
       Displays version of systemsetup tool.

   -help
       Displays a list of all the commands available in the System Setup
       Tool, with explanatory information.

   -printCommands
       Displays a list of systemsetup commands with no detail.

Files: /usr/sbin/systemsetup

Examples

$ sudo systemsetup -getcomputername

Set the date/time:

$ sudo systemsetup -setdate 12:31:17

$ sudo systemsetup -settime 16:20:00

List the Available Timezones:

$ sudo systemsetup -listtimezones

$ sudo systemsetup -settimezone US/Pacific

$ sudo systemsetup -setnetworktimeserver time.apple.com

Alternatively set the time zone automatically using current location
$ sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.timezone.auto.plist Active -bool false

DIsplay the restart@system freeze feature, by default this is on:
$ sudo systemsetup -getrestartfreeze

Turn the restart@system freeze feature off, useful for debugging:
sudo systemsetup -setrestartfreeze off

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Related:

networksetup - Configuration tool for network settings


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