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unpkg is a utility that simply unpacks all the files in a Mac OS X package (.pkg file) into a folder. Very handy, and GNU GPL free too!

What's New

Version 4.5:
  • finally: metapackage extraction!
  • new progress bar interface
  • lots of behind-the-scenes changes and fixes

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later

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bbw7 Member IconReview+313
bbw7
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This is a very handy application. Works as advertised in 10.6.8.

Just say "No" to blindly installing packages.

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Version 4.5
manzanat Member IconReview+4
manzanat
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Does what it says on the tin perfectly.

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Version 4.5
GeoProf Member IconReview+881
GeoProf
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Really great app, saves lots of time in the course of an average workweek. It’s even better when you can read the contents of a .pkg using Suspicious Package before unpacking it with unpkg (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/26833/suspicious-package). Thanks to the developer for making it free!

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Version 4.5
Tice Member IconReview+119
Tice
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Great app. I nearly allways use it to or before installing pkg's. I don't know about .mpkg, but in earlier versions it worked to rename the file to .pkg and then use unpkg.

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Version 4.0
ShotgunWeddings Member IconComment+278
ShotgunWeddings
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Works fine for .pkg's but it doesn't work with .mpkg

Might prove handy down the road anyways.

Thanks

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Version 4.0
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Dropped 3 different packages on this. For 2 of them it kicked out empty folders. I doubt a 1.2 MB file contained nothing.

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Version 1.61
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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If you could direct me to the packages, I'd love to look into why they're not working.

Brildenlanch Member IconComment+0
Brildenlanch
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I've never seen this much discussion about an icon before. Interesting as it is, an icon is an icon, it doesn't matter.

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Version 1.6
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Works as advertised! But it would be nice if it could extract individual files from the package, too.

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Version 1.5
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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The word 'platypus' itself is not in any way copyrighted or owned by the Olympic Committee, but that particular image of an animated platypus is in-fact a mascot from the Sydney 2000 games. Do a bit of research and you'll see for yourself.

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Version 1.4
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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One thing that everyone has overlooked is that this new icon is far superior to the old one because it actually provides some affordance to what the software does. While I'm sure the owner of that particular platypus image wouldn't object to a small freeware app using it as an icon, it probably shouldn't have been considered in the first place. Anyway, this is great and useful software.

Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Am I the only person who thought of using Hexley (the Darwin mascot) instead?

The current icon isn't quite as effective, either, since it doesn't really describe what the application does. Perhaps the package icon with arrows coming out of it?

Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Come on people, IT'S AN ICON! Whether it "provides affordance" or not doesn't change what the app does, does it? Heck, download some new icons and use them if it bothers you so much!

Great little app. The fact it can't handle multiple pkg files doesn't hurt, because there's usually only one in a distribution anyway. Neat.

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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The Developer might want to change the icon, or he might end up in a law suit. (The animal, being a platypus, was a mascot of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.)

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Version 1.3
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Thank you. I've changed the icon to something new and original in this version (even if MacUpdate doesn't update it).

Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Wow, that was updated in a matter of hours.

Good Work.

Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Sydney 2000 Olympic Mascot! Don't be ridiculous! The platypus (or it's symbol) does not belong to the Olympic organisation or anyone else.
The icon is from the application "Platypus" for creating programs from scripts with a simple interface.
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/12046

Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39279000/jpg/_39279037_sydney_mascot.jpg
That's the mascot

Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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http://www.olympic.org/uk/games/past/collector_uk.asp?type=1&id=5&OLGT=1&OLGY=2000

Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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I am the author of the "Don't be ridiculous!" comment above. Shoot, I see what you mean. The "Platypus" app icon is an exact replica of the mascot. Shame on you "Platypus" developer!

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leedo
Version 4.5
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Davyboy
Version 4.5
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Roro01
Version 4.5
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Details

Downloads 93,056
Version Downloads 74,280
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 27 Aug 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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