Pacifist 3.2 – Install individual files from .pkg installers and more.

Pacifist 3.2Pacifist is an application for Mac OS X that 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 3.2:

  • Compatibility with OS X 10.9 Mavericks and its packages
  • Updated graphics for Retina Display
  • Converted to Objective-C ARC for greater efficiency and reliability
  • Rewrite the helper tool code for greater security
  • Made better use of concurrency for greatly improved performance
  • Now uses Notification Center on Mac OS X 10.8 and higher
  • Added support for Zip archives using Method 1 (Shrink) and Method 6 (Implode)
  • Fixed a bug which could cause errors on loading some packages
  • Fixed a rare crash which could occur while extracting files from some archives
  • Fixed a bug which could cause some spurious buttons to appear when using VoiceOver
  • Fixed a bug which could cause certain packages to fail to load
  • Improved performance when installing a large number of files
  • Fixed a bug which caused the Finder not to automatically reveal extracted files
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes


Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.6.8 or later


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