remove unnecessary architecture code from Mac OS X Universal binaries

ditto --arch i386
ditto can be used to "thinnify" Mach-O Universal binaries to separate unncessary code from your machine. For example, shaved off around 10 MB while Google Earth went from 112 MB to 62 MB after extracting only the i386 code from them.

2009-06-22 23:59:14

What Others Think

It try to do better, but not yet fully work: This preserve PPC by checking only Universal and more? But I cannot made it work with space in file name even I converted to Unix like. ditto do not found the space in my list, if someone found how to resolve this ???? This is just copy on Desktop because not fully work, Help will apprecied, best regards. for file in `system_profiler SPApplicationsDataType | grep -A2 'Kind: Universal' | grep 'Location:' | grep -v 'Location: /Users' | grep -v 'Location: /Volumes' | awk '{split($1,a,"Location:");$1=a[1]}1' | cut -f2- -d" " | tr ' ' '#' | sed 's/#/& /g;s/^ //' | tr '#' '\'`; do ditto -v --arch i386 --arch x86_64 $file "~/Desktop/test/$file"; done
albinoz · 477 weeks and 6 days ago

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