Pacifist

Licence: Shareware ($20)
Version 3.0.6 | Release Date: 2012-07-11 | Download

Fixed a bug that could cause loading distribution packages from non-file URLs not to work

Version 3.0 | Release Date: 2012-01-21 | Download

Support for Mac OS X 10.7 (“Lion”) and its packages
New “Receipt Search” feature lets you search through all receipts to determine what package installed a particular file, and then extract that file if the packages can be found. If the appropriate Software Update packages containing the file can be found, they will also be used to make sure the latest possible version is extracted. (Requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher, 10.6 for the extraction feature)
New icon and main window design by Adam Betts
Improved documentation, which is now bundled inside the application using Apple Help Viewer
Now runs as a 64-bit binary on Mac OS X 10.6 and higher
Now correctly preserves all extended attributes for extracted files (requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher)
Faster startup
Improved error reporting
Added an option to show hidden files in the open panel
Added the ability to save an archive’s file listing to a text file, or to print it
Pacifist can now automatically open the enclosing directory after extracting files
Added support for more flavors of .zip files
Fixed a bug that caused some .tar, .cpio, and .pax archives with symbolic links in them not to load properly
Added the ability to extract subpackages from metapackage files, instead of only their contents
Added the ability to list and open Software Update packages
Improved the QuickLook plugin’s interface
Added support for some self-extracting zip files
Added ability to view versions for applications in package
Search results now have tooltips revealing their full paths
Interface improvements to the Kernel Extension Report feature
Verify panel now lists what files were found in addition to what files were missing
Now supports automatic updates via Sparkle
More squashed bugs than a flyswatter factory

Version 2.6.4 | Release Date: 2010-01-23 | Download
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Version 2.6.3 | Release Date: 2009-09-20 | Download
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Version 2.5.2 | Release Date: 2008-03-04 | Download
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Pacifist to crash when running in unregistered mode
  • Added the ability for Pacifist to accept URLs from other applications
  • Added support for the Xcode 2.5 install disc to the "Open Apple Install Discs" button
  • Fixed a bug that caused loading URLs containing percent escapes not to work correctly
  • Pacifist should now work on Panther even if the BSD subsystem is not present
  • Fixed a bug that could cause package scripts not to be visible in some Leopard flat packages
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Pacifist to hang at launch time under certain circumstances
Version 2.5.1 | Release Date: 2007-10-27 | Download

• Fixed some bugs on Mac OS X 10.3.9
• Fixed a bug that could cause Pacifist to crash on reading an invalid zip file
• Fixed a bug that could cause a single malformed .dmg file to abort loading the Apple install discs

Version 2.0.1 | Release Date: 2007-06-26 | Download
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Version 2.0 | Release Date: 2006-07-11 | Download
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