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Thin universal application recursively

I'm running on a 2017 macbook pro so I don't need arm64 architecture. I can thin the application manually by going to each executable and library and use lipo to extract the x86_64 architecture, but ...
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Get a list of application binary types - Intel or Universal

I just upgraded to an M1 Mac mini and did a full migration (including applications) from a previous Intel Mac mini Time Machine backup. Now I want to see what Apps I have on the new machine that are ...
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Saving space by thinning universal intel/arm binaries

I have no ARM CPUs on any of my laptops or desktops. If ever I get a computer new enough, it will already have all the binaries it needs or will get them from updates. So there is no justification ...
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How to tell if dmg file contains universal binaries, i.e. if it has been compiled for arm64 hardware

Can you tell from a .dmg file if it contains arm64 binaries? I've got a Mac mini M1 running Big Sur. I don't want to run apps under Intel, only arm64. I don't even have Rosetta installed, and want to ...
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can’t link C++ code to .dylib in Xcode 12.2 (release build only)

I recently upgraded from Xcode 12.1 to 12.2, on macOS Catalina 10.15.7. My C++ project (which uses OpenCV) compiled without problem with Xcode 12.1. After the upgrade I get a lot of these: ld: warning:...
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Manually Run Rosetta 2 on x86 Binary

I wrote a very simple C program and my goal is to build an x86-only binary and then run that binary on an Apple Silicon Mac and have Rosetta 2 translate it into a Universal 2 binary. I want to look at ...
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Terminal vs Shell vs Processes on ARM (Apple Silicon)

How does Big Sur and ARM (Apple) silicon handle the following permutations? Say I run Terminal as x86_64 using Rosetta2, then does that mean I must use a x86_64 shell? If indeed I use an x86_64 shell, ...
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Why does `arch` output `i386`?

When I run $ arch on my 10.9 2012 MacBook Pro, I get the output i386 The manpage for arch says that the arch command is 2-way universal, 32-bit only However, $ file "$(which arch)" gives /usr/bin/...
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Can my iPad open iPhone apps using the iPhone 5 form factor?

At the moment, my iPhone apps(for example: Yahoo Weather) on my iPad 3 Retina running iOS 7.0(11A465) are displayed using the 3.5" iPhone screen in the iPad, is it possible for me to change it to ...
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Changing the type of an App to Universal App later in App Store?

Can I change the type of an submitted App in the App Store later? Initially I want to submit an iPhone only App, but later there might be an Universal App as well to support the iPad. Can this be ...
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Lion: Switching an Application's launch preference off of Rosetta (PPC)

I have a case where a machine was upgraded to Lion. Prior to Lion the user was running Photoshop CS4 (a Universal Binary) under Rosetta which required hitting a checkbox in the application's "Get Info"...
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Is there any free solution to remove unneeded architectures from Universal ppc/intel binaries?

I am aware about an application that is able to remove unneeded architectures from Universal binaries - XSlimmer. Still, I am looking for a free solution for this because I am not willing to pay for ...
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