[MacOS] Switcher’s Hints 1001: Unpack .mpkg and .pkg

There is nothing special about unpacking an .mpkg or .pkg installer – in terminal mode you see they are just directories. Just right click on them and select “show archive contents”…

Later on 7-zip will help you with unpacking the contained archives inside of those .mpkg and .pkg files…

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2 Responses to “[MacOS] Switcher’s Hints 1001: Unpack .mpkg and .pkg”

  1. Mac User says:

    Doesn’t work, not accurate at all

  2. Jason says:

    After checking with the ‘file’ command, .mpkg files appear to be ‘xar’ archives, and can be extracted (and presumably created) with the ‘xar’ command from the terminal. E.g. “xar -xf myInstallationPackage.xar”

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