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Find files created or modified by an installer
Authored by: Dr. T on Jan 05, '10 11:24:13AM
The snapshot comparison methods seem best. Not all installers or updaters follow Apple's rules. Some modify files without altering the modification dates. Some installers don't use packages, so the package inspection methods won't work.

Also, some applications have built-in "installers" that write files and/or modify files the first time the application is launched. If you are concerned about installations, then you should monitor the installation and the first launch.

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