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UTM provides power users with access to an AppleScript bridge interface paired with a command line interface. Note that not all features are currently supported in the scripting interface and feedback is welcome on what should be added.


Details on the verbs and nouns available in the scripting interface can be found in the AppleScript dictionary. To browse the dictionary:

  1. Open “Script Editor” (found in Applications → Utilities)
  2. In the menu bar choose File → Open Dictionary… (or Shift+Cmd+O)
  3. Select UTM from the list of applications

Command Line Interface

The CLI tool is a wrapper around the AppleScript interface and shares the same functionality. It can be found at:


It is recommended you “install” this by creating a symbolic link to your bin directory:

$ sudo ln -sf /Applications/ /usr/local/bin

Run the tool without any arguments to see the help documentation and a list of available commands.