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Get the terminal version of softwareupdate to print update details


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Hey!

I've been using the command line for a while.
Do any of you know how to get the softwareupdate utility (/usr/sbin/softwareupdate) to display "update details" like on the "graphical" version? the "softwareupdate -l" only displays something like
"Software Update found the following new or updated software:
* AirPortUtility-5.5.1
AirPort Base Station Update 2010-001 (5.5.1), 11840K [recommended]
* iPhoto_812-8.1.2
iPhoto Update (8.1.2), 13259K [recommended]
* iTunesX-9.1
iTunes (9.1), 99660K [recommended]"

How can I get the terminal version to print the "details" text about what's new?
Thanks in advance
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Looking at the arguments page I think it isn't possible to show the update details.
There could be another way to get the details, but it doesn't seem like it.
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-l | --list List all appropriate updates
-d | --download Download Only
-i | --install Install
<label> ... specific updates
-a | --all all appropriate updates
-r | --recommended only recommended updates

Per-user preferences:
--ignore <label> ... Ignore specific updates
--reset-ignored Clear all ignored updates
--schedule (on | off) Set automatic checking

-v | --verbose Enable verbose output
-h | --help Print this help

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