cabextract - program to extract files from Microsoft cabinet (.cab) ar‐
cabextract [-ddir] [-f] [-Fpattern] [-h] [-l] [-L] [-p] [-q] [-s] [-t]
[-v] cabinet files ...
cabextract is a program that un-archives files in the Microsoft cabinet
file format (.cab) or any binary file which contains an embedded cabi‐
net file (frequently found in .exe files).
cabextract will extract all files from all cabinet files specified on
the command line.
To extract a multi-part cabinet consisting of several files, only the
first cabinet file needs to be given as an argument to cabextract as it
will automatically look for the remaining files. To prevent cabextract
from extracting cabinet files you did not specify, use the -s option.
A summary of options is included below.
-d dir Extracts all files into the directory dir.
-f When testing or extracting cabinet files, corrupted MSZIP blocks
will be ignored. A warning will be printed if a corrupted MSZIP
block is encountered.
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.
-h Prints a page of help and exits.
-l Lists the contents of the given cabinet files, rather than
-L When extracting cabinet files, makes each extracted file's name
-p Files shall be extracted to standard output.
-q When extracting cabinet files, suppresses all messages except
errors and warnings.
-s When testing, listing or extracting cabinets which span multiple
files, only cabinet files given on the command line shall be
-t 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.
-v If given alone on the command line, prints the version of cabex‐
tract 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
October 30, 2005 CABEXTRACT(1)