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If you press Command+I while in the OS X Installer, a small window displays, showing the contents of the package about to be installed.

[kirkmc adds: This is great; I don't know why we haven't had this submitted before. I tried this with a number of installer packages. In most cases, the window shows the contents of the .pkg from the very first window. However, when checking on the Mac OS X 10.7.3 Combo Updater, clicking the disclosure triangle next to the name of the update in the file list window displayed "The file listing isn't yet available," but the file list then showed up a few seconds later. Note that all you can do is view the file list; you can't copy it.]
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Display a list of files in package while in Installer
Authored by: devlogic on Apr 10, '12 07:53:18AM
Display a list of files in package while in Installer
Authored by: marksch on Apr 10, '12 09:02:49AM
This hint wasn't posted before because apparently there is a rule that say: "No Menu Items In Hints!". You can read about this rule here, which happens to be exactly the same hint as the one added today. So, this hint WAS posted before, as an exception.
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Display a list of files in package while in Installer
Authored by: wallybear on Apr 10, '12 09:11:03AM

What's wrong with the "Show Documents" menu item?



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Display a list of files in package while in Installer
Authored by: msadesign on Apr 11, '12 05:05:44AM

Ahem. I guess I expect more of this site which is, after all, populated by a lot of very smart people. Come on, kirkmc! you can do better! :-)



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Display a list of files in package while in Installer
Authored by: Brethil on Apr 10, '12 09:31:49AM

One can also use

lsbom -s /path/to/file.pkg/Contents/Archive.bom

this will display a list of installed files, this is useful when used with xargs for removing installed packages.



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Display a list of files in package while in Installer
Authored by: leamanc on Apr 11, '12 09:13:02PM

Yeah, I would have never thought to submit this as a hint because: a.) I've been doing it for what seems like forever--it's right there in the menu; and b.) I read about using lsbom way back in 2000 with the Public Beta. I believe I first read it in a hint on this very site.



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Display a list of files in package while in Installer
Authored by: kirkmc on Apr 12, '12 01:25:43AM

I didn't find it because I was searching for a hint about a window, not a menu item.

This said, there may be things that you have been doing for years that are intuitive to you, but that are not well-known, and that deserve to be submitted as hints. (Hint, hint!)

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