Removing a .pkg in OS X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pcw, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. pcw macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2006
    I installed a file in .pkg format. Now I want to get rid of it but unfortunately it didn't come with an uninstaller. So I open up the .pkg file in /Library/Receipts and then choose File/Show files and this is what it shows:

    I really don't get that much info out of it. I.e what files are safe to remove? That CpMac file seems to be a file that is in /Developer/Tools and seems pretty important. Also where are the files located?

    I.e when I checked the receipt for the boot camp assistant at least I get a folder path where it's installed:

    Anyone with some bright ideas? :)
  2. darrengreer macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2006
  3. gman71882 macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2005
    Houston, Tx
    I may be mistaken but i thought anything with a "." infront of it meant it was in the trash.
  4. Veldek macrumors 68000


    Mar 29, 2003
    I think that's wrong. Files that begin with a "." are hidden, but not (necessarily) in the trash.
  5. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    "./" at the start of a filename means it's relative to the current folder.

    To be clear when they are like ".FILENAME" they are hidden.
  6. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    Holy thread necromancy, Batman! However:

    Use the application Pacifist by Charlesoft to open the original package. It will show you more clearly where the files are installed and allow you to uninstall them.

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