I have gone through Windows versioning information: Please Check out Windows file versioning information

Now Windows provide quite an ample amount of information like productname, productversion, CompanyName, Comments, FileDescription and so on.

I went through mdls command and that information is very less compare to what Windows provide.

Does anyone have idea how to get equivalent information for Mac OS's (preferably in Sierra & El-Capitan) files as well ?


Applications on macOS store similar types of metadata in Info.plist files stored within the application bundles themselves.

For example to see the metadata available for Safari you can run the following command in a Terminal window.

plutil -p /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/Info.plist

Or to get the version of Safari specifically you can run...

plutil -p /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/Info.plist | grep CFBundleShortVersionString

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    This does provide lot of needed information, Thank you for your answer – spt025 Mar 1 '17 at 6:38

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