Pacifist 4.0

Pacifist opens up .pkg installer packages, .dmg disk images, .zip, .tar. tar.gz, .tar.bz2, .pax, and .xar archives and more, and lets you extract or install individual files out of them. This is useful if you need to install just one file out of a package instead of the entire package (for example, if you deleted your Preview application and need to reinstall it, but not the whole operating system), or if you want to inspect a downloaded package to see what it will do before installing it. Pacifist can also load some archive types over HTTP, in case you want to extract just a single file from a large .zip archive without waiting for the entire archive to download. Finally, Pacifist can examine the kernel extensions installed in your system to let you see what installer installed them, and whether the installer was made by Apple or a third-party.


What’s New:

Version 4.0:

Completely rewritten in Swift 5
Optimized for Apple Silicon
Redesigned, modernized UI
Full support for modern versions of macOS
Added command-line interface
Added browser plug-ins for Chrome and Firefox
Expanded support for analyzing existing installations, beyond simply kernel extensions
Support for Asset Catalog files
Support for Mac OS 9 Installation Tome files
Fixed some bugs that could cause certain packages not to open properly
Verify phase now correctly checks checksums for all file types, including symbolic links and Mach-O binary files
Added Preferences option to change the default setting of the “Use Administrator Privileges” check box
Added Preferences option to disable automatic opening in the Finder after extraction
Numerous performance optimizations
Too many other small improvements to list here
Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor


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