PKG (Mac OS X Installer Package)

The PKG Settings file format

PKG files can be found on Apple computers running under Mac OS X. These files contain a package of compressed files used for the installation of different software on a Mac. Software contained in a PKG file can be installed by simply double-clicking on the PKG. To view the individual contents, a right-click is needed.

Technical details of PKG files

PKG files are typically used to install software and programs on a computer running with Mac OS X. The programs can be installed individually by manually double-clicking and thus executing the PKG files. However, PKG files can also be part of an installer script that executes the PKG files automatically when run.

More information about the PKG file format

File extension .pkg
File category Settings
Associated programs Apple Installer
CharlesSoft Pacifist
Useful links More on the PKG file extension
Developer Apple