softwareudpate --ignore flag deprecation

softwareupdate macOS 10.15.5 says --ignore flag is deprecated. However during "What's new in managing Apple devices" session Apple developer mentioned it only stops working for some type of updates. Could you clarify?

A. Is softwareupdate --ignore going to be removed completely?
B. If not will it still work only for minor updates?
C. Or will it work only for major updats?

Accepted Answer

In macOS Big Sur --ignore has been completely removed. For macOS Catalina, if the Mac is enrolled in DEP you will be able to update to Big Sur using the --ignore flag for all updates, otherwise it’ll only work for non-major OS updates.

Answers

In macOS Big Sur --ignore has been completely removed. For macOS Catalina, if the Mac is enrolled in DEP you will be able to update to Big Sur using the --ignore flag for all updates, otherwise it’ll only work for non-major OS updates.