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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

What's New

Version 3.5.11:
  • Fixed a bug that could cause some files to fail verification when extracted from the macOS 10.12 Sierra installer
  • Fixed a bug that could cause crashes when extracting files from the macOS 10.12 Sierra installer
  • Some minor UI fixes


  • OS X 10.8 or later

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Current Version (3.x)


Downloads 491,554
Version Downloads 3,013
License Shareware
Date 14 Oct 2016
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $20.00
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