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       cabextract - program to extract files from Microsoft cabinet (.cab) archives


       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 cabinet file (frequently found in .exe

       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.

       -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.

       -h     Prints a page of help and exits.

       -l     Lists the contents of the given cabinet files, rather than extracting them.

       -L     When extracting cabinet files, makes each extracted file's name lowercase.

       -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 used.

       -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  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 <>, based on the one written by
       Eric Sharkey <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system.



                                         October 30, 2005                           CABEXTRACT(1)