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apple script to collect wired and wireless mac address

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i'm sort of new to apple desktops and laptops, and looking for a way to collect the mac address of the wired and wireless network card of our machines, and then dump it to a text file on a file share, or email.

i know how to do it using a batch file in windows but obviously that wont work in os x.

any help would be greatly appreciated

thanks
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If you happy using the Terminal, you might want to have a look at the man page for system_profiler, i think it will output information to an xml file. Let me know if this helps, if not I can work something.
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system_profiler can do it, but the output is going to be pretty verbose and with alot of extra(neous) info to parse.

You can get the info more directly via (the shell/bash) networksetup

We need to know a bit more about the hardware - namely, any MacPro towers ?
If not, (barring some really old machines) then they'll likely have only one (built-in) Ethernet port.

In which case you could use

sudo networksetup -getmacaddress Ethernet
sudo networksetup -getmacaddress AirPort

the rest is up to you to research and implement,
Apple's document on AppleScript and shell script interaction is here:

http://developer.apple.com/technotes/tn2002/tn2065.html
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by:AGoodKeenMan
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Nice work. heteronymous is right, networksetup is a much better fit.
sudo networksetup -listallhardwareports > $HOME/Desktop/NetworkInfo.txt
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