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I wanted to test SaltyBeer Skype Call recorder. So I downloaded saltybeer-mac-installer.pkg and installed it on my OS X 10.11.6. Now when I open Skype, it opens SaltyBeer automatically.

Now I want to uninstall it, but no icon is added to /Applications/. There is no instruction to uninstall in the product website. I tried AppCleaner, but there was no luck. Also, there is no process named saltybeer in the running processes:

$ ps -ef | grep saltybeer
$

How can I uninstall SaltyBeer?

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According to this answer:

I found package ID with pkgutil:

$ pkgutil --packages | grep saltybeer
com.saltybeer.pkg.saltybeer

To find out paths of installed payload:

$ pkgutil --files com.saltybeer.pkg.saltybeer
Contents
Contents/Info.plist
Contents/MacOS
Contents/MacOS/saltybeer
plugins
plugins/saltybeer.bundle
plugins/saltybeer.bundle/Contents
plugins/saltybeer.bundle/Contents/Info.plist
plugins/saltybeer.bundle/Contents/MacOS
plugins/saltybeer.bundle/Contents/MacOS/cocoa_ui
plugins/saltybeer.bundle/Contents/Resources
plugins/saltybeer.bundle/Contents/Resources/._Info.plist
plugins/saltybeer.bundle/Contents/Resources/Assets.car
plugins/saltybeer.bundle/Contents/Resources/Info.plist
plugins/saltybeer.bundle/Contents/Resources/MainMenu.nib
plugins/saltybeer.bundle/Contents/_CodeSignature
plugins/saltybeer.bundle/Contents/_CodeSignature/CodeResources

Then to find out the location of installation:

$ pkgutil --pkg-info com.saltybeer.pkg.saltybeer
package-id: com.saltybeer.pkg.saltybeer
version: 2.0
volume: /
location: Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/HAL/saltybeer.plugin
install-time: 1477419357

I changed the current working directory:

$ cd /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/HAL/saltybeer.plugin

And deleted installed files:

$ pkgutil --only-files --files com.saltybeer.pkg.saltybeer | tr '\n' '\0' | xargs -n 1 -0 sudo rm -if

And directories:

$ pkgutil --only-dirs --files com.saltybeer.pkg.saltybeer | tail -r | tr '\n' '\0' | xargs -n 1 -0 sudo rmdir

Then I removed package receipt:

$ sudo pkgutil --forget com.saltybeer.pkg.saltybeer
Forgot package 'com.saltybeer.pkg.saltybeer' on '/'.

and finally to remove plugin directory:

$ cd /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/HAL
$ sudo rm -rf saltybeer.plugin

Done!

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    In addition to your answer there is a great tool with you can inspect contents of packages: Suspicious package
    – dante12
    Oct 25, 2016 at 19:33
  • Thanks, @dante12. "suspicious package" is useful. Although OS X installer has a "Show Files" feature that shows contents of the package, but not exact paths. Instead, this application provides complete information. Oct 25, 2016 at 19:41

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