Mac Platform: Intel
OS version: OS X 10.8 or later
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Pacifist 3.5.3 Release Notes - April 9, 2015
Added support for XIP archives
“Extract Subpackages…” now works on disk images containing packages
Fixed a bug that could cause ZIP archives to fail to read in some circumstances
Fixed a bug that caused bare .bom files not to open correctly
Improved the speed of loading Software Update packages
Full Release Notes: http://www.charlessoft.com/cgi-bin/pacifist_relnotes.cgi
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Pacifist is a shareware application that opens Mac OS X .pkg package files, .dmg disk images, and .zip, .tar, .tar.gz, .tar.bz2, and .xar archives and allows you to extract individual files and folders out of them. This is useful, for instance, if an application which is installed by the operating system becomes damaged and needs to be reinstalled without the hassle of reinstalling all of Mac OS X, or if you want to inspect a downloaded package to see what it will install before installing it. Pacifist is also able to verify existing installations and find missing or altered files*, and Pacifist can also 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.