Beta season is here again. Which means I’ve got until september to test Mac OS X El Capitan and make sure it works with all the software we use at the office, and tweak our systems where necessary. Since this involves a lot of clean installing of test devices, I like to have an USB install drive available.

Here’s a tweaked version of the command you need to create an OS X 10.11 installer on a spare USB drive called Untitled, it assumes the installer is located in the Applications folder.

sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ 10.11\ Developer\ Beta.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia –volume /Volumes/Untitled –applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ 10.11\ Developer\ Beta.app –nointeraction

Note: the – are to dashes

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