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Viewing update history vs. installations
Authored by: MtnBiker on May 17, '02 01:53:17PM

I tried this hint expecting to see all installed "programs" (quoted because I don't know what else to call these bits and pieces), but it only shows software updates. This isn't surprising on reflection, but the reference to /Library/Receipts led me to think that everything would show up.

Still a useful hint, one just has to realize the difference. For example, one of my receipts is for "DevTools.pkg" which to me seems like a system update/modification.

Which brings up a bigger question. Do you have a repository of hints on where everything is in OS X? Receipts being one, Explorer Favorites, caches, start-ups at launch being others. As a start, the things we were used to in OS 9, and then all the others that we may want to check or delete. Also, which ones can be deleted and with what consequences (from "will be rebuilt at boot or launch, " lose history, but app will function fine, to "what the @!#$%^&* have I done to my computer? Help!")

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