cabextract - program to extract files from Microsoft cabinet (.cab) archives
] cabinet files
is a program that un-archives files in the Microsoft cabinet
file format (.cab) or any binary file which contains an embedded cabinet file
(frequently found in .exe files).
will extract all files from all cabinet files specified on the
To extract a multi-part cabinet consisting of several files, only the
cabinet file needs to be given as an argument to
as it will automatically look for the remaining files. To
from extracting cabinet files you did not specify,
use the -s
A summary of options is included below.
- -d dir
- Extracts all files into the directory dir.
- When testing or extracting cabinet files, corrupted MSZIP
blocks will be ignored. A warning will be printed if a corrupted MSZIP
block is encountered.
- -F pattern
- Only files with names that match the shell pattern
pattern shall be listed, tested or extracted. On non-GNU systems,
this match may be case-sensitive.
- Prints a page of help and exits.
- Lists the contents of the given cabinet files, rather than
- When extracting cabinet files, makes each extracted file's
- Files shall be extracted to standard output.
- When extracting cabinet files, suppresses all messages
except errors and warnings.
- When testing, listing or extracting cabinets which span
multiple files, only cabinet files given on the command line shall be
- Tests the integrity of the cabinet. Files are decompressed,
but not written to disk or standard output. If the file successfully
decompresses, the MD5 checksum of the file is printed.
- If given alone on the command line, prints the version of
cabextract and exits. Given with a list of cabinet files, it will
list the contents of the cabinet files.
This manual page was written by Stuart Caie <email@example.com>, based on the
one written by Eric Sharkey <firstname.lastname@example.org>, for the Debian