Display hostname, IP address, OS at login window OS X

There is a very cool hidden feature within the login screen on OS X. Once turned on, Apple gives you the ability to click on the clock at the login screen to reveal hostname, IP address, OS version and build. This saves valuable time that would otherwise wasted logging into the computer to find this information. It also your end users can easily find and provide you this information when needed.

Terminal command

Just run the command below to reveal this feature. It must be run as sudo, so you must be an administrator on the machine.


Although Apple seems to no longer be updating the article, this has been tested and verified with Yosemite though 10.10.3 and backwards compatible through Lion 10.7.5. Check out Apple’s support article below:


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