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A DMG file (.dmg) is a Mac OS X Disk Image file and it is used to package files or folders providing compression, encryption, and read-only to the package.

Create a "DMG installer" for OS X Use

Step 1: open /Applications/Utilities/Disk\ Utility.app/

  • File -> New -> Disk Image from Folder

Step 2: Select the folder Flo.app/ when prompted then click Image.

  • In the Save As field enter a name for the file like Flo.dmg.
  • From the Image Format drop-down select read/write then click Save.

Step 3: Mount the dmg and open it by double-clicking the file in Finder or from Terminal

  • open Flo.dmg
  • open /Volumes/Flo/

Step 4: Create a link/shortcut to /Applications folder by right-clicking on the Applications folder and selecting Make Alias then drag it into the dmg folder or from Terminal

  • cd /Volumes/Flo/
  • ln -s /Applications Applications
  • In Finder press CMD+1 to switch to icon view and arrange icons as needed.
  • Press CMD+J to show the View Options window and adjust view settings as needed.
  • From Background: section choose Picture then Drag and drop the image you want to use.

Step 5: Unmount/Eject the dmg when finished with View Options or from Terminal:

  • umount /Volumes/Flo/

Step 6: Compress and convert to Read-only From Disk Utility right-click on Flo.dmg disk image

  • In the Save As field enter a new name for the file like FloOsx.dmg.
  • From the Image Formate drop-down select read-only then click Save or from Terminal:
  • hdiutil convert -format UDZO -o FloOsx.dmg Flo.dmg


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