07-01-2013, 07:23 PM #1How to tell where a given file came from?
How do I tell how a given file appeared on my system? I have two Lion systems, each reporting a different version of git I suppose it's possible that one system used MacPorts or something similar and that wound up overwriting the existing file, but how do I KNOW, like 'rpm -qf /path/to/file' on Red Hat?
07-02-2013, 12:28 AM #2
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Surely the creation and modification dates can tell you which one is the older of the two, but as for where it came from I doubt that information is available.
07-03-2013, 04:37 PM #3
For the archives:
flamingo:~ jnojr$ pkgutil --file-info /usr/bin/git volume: / path: /usr/bin/git pkgid: com.apple.pkg.DeveloperToolsCLI pkg-version: 188.8.131.52.1.1249367152 install-time: 1354051648 uid: 0 gid: 0 mode: 755
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