Mac – Scripting Chrome’s Auto-Update Feature

If you’re an IT sysadmin and would like to automagically ensure that Chrome auto-updates itself for all users on a machine, you can do so with this simple ruby script:

https://github.com/Ginja/Admin_Scripts/blob/master/chrome_auto-update.rb

Regular users with administrative┬áprivilege┬ácan do this without a script just by clicking on “Chrome->About Google Chrome” and then following the button prompts. If you see nothing indicating that you should enable auto-updates, then it’s already done. Chrome does nag you to do this when you first use it.

If you’re using munki to deploy packages I recommend adding this script as a post-install script. You could also run it on clients using Apple Remote Desktop. For the curious, a more detailed explanation on what this script does after the jump.

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