How to find the current Wifi SSID

All of this from the command line, of course!

There are a couple of commands to do this, well hidden in Mac OS X:

/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport -I                                               
/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport -I \
| awk '/ SSID/ {print substr($0, index($0, $2))}'

And also:

networksetup -getairportnetwork en1 | cut -c 25-
networksetup -getairportnetwork en1 | cut -c 24-

These are not mine, they come from the following sites. Hope this helps!

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