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Cowry User's Guide

Cowry is an application to install, update and manage applications and other software packages on your Mac. Cowry features a new packaging format (.cwz) for distributing Mac software over the Internet. The Cowry application allows you to inspect and extract/install these packages.

The current version of the Cowry application has two functions:

Future versions of Cowry will also allow you to see a list of installed applications and to check for new versions of those applications.

The following sections cover the Cowry 0.1 release in more detail.

Installing Cowry
Instructions for installing Cowry for the first time.
Using .cwz archives
How to install an application from a .cwz archive
Inspecting Installed Applications
Using Cowry to inspect an alrady-installed application.