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During the Platform State of the Union at WWDC 2018 Apple confirmed that macOS Mojave (10.14.x) will be the last version of macOS to run 32-bit code.


This one-liner is courtesy of @MacLemon.

system_profiler SPApplicationsDataType \
    | grep -E '^    .*:$|64-Bit \(Intel\):|Location' \
    | grep -A1 ': No' \
    | grep 'Location' \
    | sed -e 's/.*Location: //' 

On my system this command finds:

/System/Library/Input Methods/InkServer.app

Spotlight (mdfind)

Rich Trouton recommends using Spotlight.

mdfind "kMDItemExecutableArchitectures == '*i386*' && kMDItemExecutableArchitectures != '*x86*'"

This finds significantly more 32-bit code:

/System/Library/Input Methods/InkServer.app

Spotlight doesn’t work well for checking frameworks and plugins.

Check out Howard Oakley’s “How to find all your 32-bit apps” for more robust solutions.

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