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I'm trying to disable (turn off completely) Mavericks' Notification banners campus wide by command lines. Do you happen to know what's the command line to disable it?  And, yes, I did google it up but it kept on saying to turn off from System Preferences>App Store and uncheck these boxes. It doesn't answer my question.

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by:John-Charles-Herzberg
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1) Open Terminal and enter the following command:

launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.notificationcenterui.plist

2) Next type the following command to kill NotificationCenter:

killall NotificationCenter

3) Finally, quit out of Terminal and return to Finder
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John-Charles-Herzberg,

Thank you for your quick response.

I do not want to disable the whole Notification Center, just the Mac App Store updates banners only. Hope I'm clear here?

Thanks again!
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sudo softwareupdate --schedule off

This will turn of automatic updates and your notifications should stop.  You can then just use softwareupdate to manually install and update software.
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serialband,

Thank you for the command line to turn off the automatic updates. My next question is there a simple way to remove Mac App Store.app off from the dock via command line?

Much appreciated!
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Take a look at the discussion.  There's an applescript example and a command line example.  I wasn't able to get the command line example to work with my yosemite system, but it may have worked previously.

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3909964
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sudo softwareupdate --schedule off works for me. Thanks.
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for GTS-CSS's comment #a40544800

for the following reason:

I want to disable software update and banners itself but Mavericks won't let me. Thanks.
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Didn't I suggest that?
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