Pacifist for Mac
is a shareware application that opens macOS .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 macOS, 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 for macOS
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.Note
: 15 seconds startup delay. Requires 64-bit processor.