Inspect Mac .pkg Package Installer Files

Jan 26, 2010 - 2 Comments

mac package installer icon I just came across a really useful QuickLook plugin called SuspiciousPackage that lets you inspect those .pkg package installer files that so many Mac apps and downloads come in. Using this plugin, you can determine if an admin password is required, how many install scripts are in the package file, where the installation locations of files is going to be, and if a restart is required.

Installation is simple and like any other QuickLook plugin. Download the SuspiciousPackage QuickLook plugin and drop it into ~/Library/QuickLook/ and you’ll be good to go (restart the Finder if necessary).

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Posted by: Bill Ellis in Security, Tips & Tricks, Utilities

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  1. XCool says:

    Thanks for the great tip.. checking it out..

    But are you meaning to say /Library/QuickLook?

    FYI, I couldn’t find a Quicklook within my ~/Library..
    Or do they fit being put in either place with the limitation being user-specific if placed in ~/Library?

  2. Pawel says:

    On the software owner’s website says to create the /Library/QuickLook folder if it doesn’t exist. Anyway – didn’t work for me. I’ll try further

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