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System software and package installer tool

The installer command is used to install macOS installer packages to a specified domain or volume. The installer command installs a single package per invocation, which is specified with the -package parameter.

source: man
Extracts and installs files out of packages

Installer extracts and installs files out of .pkg packages, allowing developers to create uniform software installers. Installer launches when a package or metapackage file is opened. The installation process itself can vary substantially, as Installer allows developers to customize the information the user is presented with.

The binary is a part of Installer application.