I want to "Show Package Content" of a pkg file which is inside this dmg file : https://desktop.visio.renater.fr/scopia/entry/pic/ClientComponents.dmg

So I drag'n'drop the pkg file which is inside the dmg to the "Desktop" folder.

Then I right click on the pkg file and here is what I see :

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Can you help ?

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    Have you searched this site for answers that already exist for similar questions (such as this one)?
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The Show Package Contents is used to show the contents of an application. If you go to an application on you mac and right click on it, you get a menu and one option is to "Show Package Contents". This applies to apps.

There is a way to show the contents of a pkg file but you must do it using the terminal. Just type the following command: pkgutil --expand /path/to/package.pkg /output/destination/. A description of this is given here.

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    RE: "This applies to apps." While it does apply to .app files, it also applies to .bundle, .framework, .plugin, .kext, and so on and document bundles as well. Have a look at: Bundle Programming Guide -- A filename.pkg file is not a directory, but a binary file and why the Show Package Contents command isn't available for it. Oct 26, 2019 at 20:01

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