Pacifist
Pacifist 3.2.8
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Pacifist 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
What's New
Version 3.2.8:
  • Fixed an issue that could cause errors when installing files on OS X 10.6 with administrator privileges.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6.8 or later



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Pacifist User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Vito reviewed on 24 Mar 2014
When Apple released Logic Pro 9.1.8 (which broke some major plugins), the only way to fix it was to revert to Logic 9.1.7. The only way to do that was to unpack Logic 9.1.6 from its updater package (using Pacifist), replace 9.1.8 with it, and then run the 9.1.7 updater.

That task would have been impossible (for me) without Pacifist. Instead of losing the use of my plugins for many months before the developers released fixes, I was able to revert to Logic 9.1.7 thanks to Pacifist.

I love it when I find apps for which I'm delighted to pay the price of admission, and Pacifist is one of them. If you need the functionality that Pacifist provides, there's no better tool.
[Version 3.2.8]


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+727
Jazzyguy commented on 22 Mar 2014
GREAT SOFTWARE!
[Version 3.2.8]


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+727

Jazzyguy reviewed on 22 Mar 2014
EXCELLENT VERSION!
[Version 3.2.8]


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+17

Hal Itosis reviewed on 20 Mar 2014
Charles... are you alright?
[Version 3.2.8]


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droscar commented on 19 Mar 2014
Link is now downloading version 3.2.8.
[Version 3.2.7]


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GLake reviewed on 18 Mar 2014
It seems like forever since I found Pacifist and have relied on it to bail me out of countless situations that nothing else would remedy.

Turns out it's only been 4 short years - version 2.6.4 which I downloaded in January 2010.

I also want to let Charlesoft know that I appreciate Charlesoft's continuing to make the 10.6.8 the minimum system required for Pacifist. And for this user, more important than praise or a shout out? I'm going to re-register just to support Charlesoft.
[Version 3.2.6]


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+727

Jazzyguy reviewed on 18 Mar 2014
EXCELLENT NEW VERSION!
[Version 3.2.6]


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+2

Nova-Bossa reviewed on 20 Feb 2014
Very important application!
[Version 3.2.5]


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+18

Bob T reviewed on 06 Jan 2014
Today's download unzipped as "Pacifist 2"instead of Pacifist 3? Getinfo shows it as 3.4.
Is it really necessary to add 2 or 3 to label? Why not just Pacifist to simplify updating, and possibility of confusion?

This is a useful and excellent program. IMO.
[Version 3.2.4]

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Charlessoft (developer) replied on 06 Jan 2014
I'm not sure exactly what you're referring to — I don't see any "Pacifist 2" in the distribution. Could you please be more specific as to what you are seeing?

The version of the current download should be 3.2.4.
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+17
J.a.duke replied on 03 Feb 2014
I bet you already had a copy of Pacifist in the folder where the download was unzipped. Just the OS doing you a favor of not automagically overwriting an existing file.
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Bob T replied on 04 Feb 2014
I just got notice of your reply today.
The "app"that I had to install was labelled "Pacifidt 3.app". The previously installed app was labelled "Pacifist". I had to change the label on the previous app to "Pacifist 3"to install the new version without having two copies on my computer.
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Charlessoft (developer) replied on 04 Feb 2014
I think J.a.duke's got the right idea here. If there's already an app called “Pacifist.app” in the directory where you unzip the zip file (probably your Downloads folder), the system will rename the app you extract to “Pacifist 2.app” to avoid overwriting it. If “Pacifist.app” and “Pacifist 2.app” both exist, it will be named “Pacifist 3.app”, and so on.

Just delete all the old versions, and you shouldn't see that happen anymore. Alternatively, you could use Pacifist's “Check for Updates…” feature to install updated versions automatically instead of doing it by hand.
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Jazzyguy reviewed on 10 Dec 2013
This is EXCELLENT! Charlessoft has made an excellent version of this VERY EXCELLENT application.
[Version 3.2.3]

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Donmontalvo replied on 06 Jan 2014
What an EXCELLENT review! EXCELLENT software is something you use and never (ever) gets in the way. Most EXCELLENT. 5 stars!

PS, the QuickLook plug-in is TO DIE FOR! :)

Don
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janetd7449 had trouble on 24 Sep 2013
hi can some one please help me. lol my face time app got deleted by accident and i cant find it on my IMac. and if any one know what can i do to make my mac desktop work faster has been running super slow =( and cant play games and cant go to the web ether... please help =)
[Version 3.0.10]


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nazeema aslam had trouble on 06 Dec 2010
how to uninstall pacifist
[Version 2.6.4]


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Herojig had trouble on 15 Apr 2010
Won't install for me. I get "Error Something has modified Pacifist's application bundle. The application could be damaged or infected by a virus...

The download came direct from Charlesoft site, and I am trying to install on a clean 10.6.3 machine. Any ideas? thx!
[Version 2.6.4]

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Charlessoft (developer) replied on 16 Apr 2010
Please e-mail me with problems like these instead of posting them here, because it makes it much easier for me to be able to help you.
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John-Sawyer-CJS had trouble on 16 Feb 2008
Hmm. Tried Pacifist 2.5.1 again, under OS 10.5.2, and it didn't crash the second time. Difference was, the first time, I dragged a package installer to the Pacifist icon, in the Finder, to launch Pacifist, and while Pacifist was scanning the package, it displayed the Pacifist registration dialog. My copy isn't registered (shame on me), so I clicked the "Try it" button, and Pacifist crashed. The second time I tried it, I didn't drag the package to Pacifist to launch it--instead, I opened Pacifist, clicked the "Try It" button, and it didn't crash; then I opened the same installer package I had before, via Pacifist's "Open Package" button, and it opened properly.

So, I tried a third variation: launch Pacifist, click its "Try it" button, then drag the package to the Pacifist app icon. It opened the package without crashing.

I tried a fourth variation: with Pacifist not launched, I dragged the installer package to the Pacifist application icon, in the Finder. Pacifist launched, displaying its registration dialog; I didn't click the "Try it" button, but instead waited for the scanning process to complete. When it did, Pacifist crashed.

So it seems Pacifist 2.5.1, at least under OS 10.5.2, crashes at the end of the package scan, if you launched Pacifist by dragging the package to the Pacifist app icon in the Finder.

I tried the crashy opening variation with Pacifist 2.0.1, and it didn't crash, but 2.0.1 doesn't start scanning the package until you dismiss the registration dialog, so maybe that difference will point to a fix.
[Version 2.5.1]


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John-Sawyer-CJS had trouble on 16 Feb 2008
Pacifist 2.5.1 crashes for me too, on authorization, when run under OS 10.5.2. Pacifist 2.0.1 didn't crash when I tried it.
[Version 2.5.1]



Eat_A_Peach rated on 03 Apr 2014

[Version 3.2.8]



+604

Fishscale rated on 19 Mar 2014

[Version 3.2.7]



+32

Serbian rated on 18 Mar 2014

[Version 3.2.6]



Steag rated on 13 Dec 2013

[Version 3.2.3]



miromati03 rated on 01 Dec 2013

[Version 3.2.2]



+53

OSX-FTW! rated on 13 Feb 2013

[Version 3.0.10]



Paddy57 rated on 02 Dec 2012

[Version 3.0.10]



+8

Dawda rated on 21 Oct 2012

[Version 3.0.10]



+7

mwab rated on 18 Oct 2012

[Version 3.0.10]



+2

SteveGosselin rated on 17 Oct 2012

[Version 3.0.10]


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License:Shareware
Date:19 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
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Pacifist 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.


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