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NAME

       wimexport - Export image(s) from a WIM archive

SYNOPSIS

       wimexport SRC_WIMFILE SRC_IMAGE DEST_WIMFILE
        [DEST_IMAGE_NAME [DEST_IMAGE_DESC]] [OPTION...]

DESCRIPTION

       wimexport,  or  equivalently  wimlib-imagex  export,  exports  the  specified  image  from
       SRC_WIMFILE into DEST_WIMFILE, optionally changing the image's  name  and/or  description.
       If  DEST_WIMFILE  already  exists,  the image will be appended to it; otherwise, a new WIM
       archive will be created to contain the exported image.

       SRC_IMAGE specifies the image in SRC_WIMFILE to export.  It may be the 1-based index of an
       image,  the  name  of  an  image, or the keyword "all" to specify all images.  You can use
       wiminfo(1) to list the images contained in SRC_WIMFILE.

       If specified, DEST_IMAGE_NAME is the name to give the image being exported.   The  default
       is  its  name  in  SRC_WIMFILE.   If  specified, DEST_IMAGE_NAME must be either a name not
       already  used  in  DEST_WIMFILE,  or  the  empty  string  to  leave  the  image   unnamed.
       DEST_IMAGE_NAME cannot be specified if "all" images are being exported.

       If  specified,  DEST_IMAGE_DESC  is the description to give the image being exported.  The
       default is its description in SRC_WIMFILE.

       wimexport supports exporting images from stand-alone WIMs as well as from split  WIMs  and
       delta WIMs.  See SPLIT WIMS.

       wimexport also supports exporting images from a non-pipable WIM into a pipable WIM or vice
       versa, or from a non-solid WIM into a solid WIM or vice  versa.   It  can  also  export  a
       pipable  WIM  directly  to  standard  output  if  DEST_WIMFILE  is  specified  as "-"; see
       --pipable.

OPTIONS

       --boot
             Mark the exported image as the "bootable" image of the WIM; or, if  multiple  images
             are  being  exported,  make  the image that was the bootable image of the source WIM
             also the bootable image of the destination WIM.

       --check
             Before exporting the image(s), verify the integrity of the source  WIM,  destination
             WIM, and any referenced WIMs whenever they have extra integrity information present.
             Also include extra integrity information in the destination WIM, even if it was  not
             present before.

       --nocheck
             Do  not  include  extra integrity information in the destination WIM, even if it was
             present before.

       --include-integrity
             Include extra integrity information in the destination WIM, i.e.  like  --check  but
             don't do any verification beforehand.

       --compress=TYPE[:LEVEL]
             Specify  the  compression  type,  and  optionally  the  compression  level  for that
             compression type, for DEST_WIMFILE.  Note that if DEST_WIMFILE already exists,  then
             its  compression  type  cannot be changed by this option.  See the documentation for
             this option to wimcapture(1) for more details.

       --chunk-size=SIZE
             Set the WIM compression chunk size to SIZE.  See the documentation for  this  option
             to wimcapture(1) for more details.

       --recompress
             Force all exported data to be recompressed, even if the destination WIM will use the
             same compression type as the source WIM.

       --solid
             Create a "solid" archive that compresses  multiple  files  together.   This  usually
             results  in  a  significantly better compression ratio but has disadvantages such as
             reduced compatibility.  See the documentation for this option to  wimcapture(1)  for
             more details.

       --solid-compress=TYPE[:LEVEL]
             Like  --compress,  but  set  the  compression type used in solid resources.  See the
             documentation for this option to wimcapture(1) for more details.

       --solid-chunk-size=SIZE
             Like --chunk-size, but set  the  chunk  size  used  in  solid  resources.   See  the
             documentation for this option to wimcapture(1) for more details.

       --threads=NUM_THREADS
             Number  of  threads  to  use  for  compressing data.  Default: autodetect (number of
             processors).

       --rebuild
             If exporting to an existing WIM, rebuild it rather than appending to it.  Rebuilding
             is  slower  but  will  save some space that would otherwise be left as a hole in the
             WIM.  Also see wimoptimize(1).

       --ref="GLOB"
             File glob of additional WIMs or split WIM parts to reference  resources  from.   See
             SPLIT_WIMS.   This  option can be specified multiple times.  Note: GLOB is listed in
             quotes because it is interpreted by wimexport and may need to be quoted  to  protect
             against shell expansion.

       --pipable
             Build  or  rebuild  DEST_WIMFILE  as  a  "pipable  WIM"  that  can  be applied fully
             sequentially, including from a pipe.   See  wimcapture(1)  for  more  details  about
             creating  pipable  WIMs.   The  default  without this option is to make DEST_WIMFILE
             pipable only if it was "-" (standard output) or was an existing pipable WIM.

       --not-pipable
             Rebuild DEST_WIMFILE as a normal, non-pipable WIM.  This  only  useful  if  you  are
             exporting image(s) to a pipable WIM but you want it rebuilt as non-pipable.

       --wimboot
             Mark  the  destination  image  as  WIMBoot-compatible.   Also, if exporting to a new
             archive, set the compression type to that recommended for WIMBoot (currently, XPRESS
             with 4096 byte chunks).

       --unsafe-compact
             Compact  the  existing destination WIM in-place and append any new data, eliminating
             "holes".  This is efficient, but in general this option should not be used because a
             failed   or   interrupted  compaction  will  corrupt  the  WIM  archive.   For  more
             information, see the documentation for this option to wimoptimize(1).

SPLIT WIMS

       You may use wimexport to export images from (but not to) a  split  WIM.   The  SRC_WIMFILE
       argument  must  specify the first part of the split WIM, while the additional parts of the
       split WIM must be specified in one or more --ref="GLOB" options.  Since globbing is  built
       into  the  --ref  option,  typically only one --ref option is necessary.  For example, the
       names for the split WIM parts usually go something like:

              mywim.swm
              mywim2.swm
              mywim3.swm
              mywim4.swm
              mywim5.swm

       To export the first image of this split WIM to a new or existing WIM file
       "other.wim", run:

              wimexport mywim.swm 1 other.wim --ref="mywim*.swm"

NOTES

       Data consistency: Except when using --unsafe-compact, it is  safe  to  abort  a  wimexport
       command  partway through.  However, after doing this, it is recommended to run wimoptimize
       on the destination WIM to remove any data that was appended to the physical WIM  file  but
       not yet incorporated into the structure of the WIM, unless the WIM was being rebuilt (e.g.
       with --rebuild), in which case you should delete the temporary file left over.

       Data deduplication: The  WIM  format  has  built-in  deduplication  (also  called  "single
       instancing")  of  file  contents.   Therefore,  when  an  image is exported, only the file
       contents not already present in the destination WIM will be physically copied.  However, a
       new  copy  of  the  image's  metadata  resource,  which  describes  the  image's directory
       structure, will always be created.

       ESD files: wimexport supports solid-compressed WIMs, or "ESD"  (.esd)  files,  except  for
       encrypted  ESDs,  which  must  be  decrypted  first.   The source and destination files of
       wimexport can be solid WIMs, non-solid WIMs, or a combination thereof.  If the destination
       file  does not exist, then by default it will be created as solid if the source was solid,
       or as non-solid if the source was non-solid.  To override this, either specify --solid  to
       create  a  solid WIM (.esd file), or specify --compress=LZX to create a standard non-solid
       WIM (.wim file).

EXAMPLES

       Export the second image of 'boot.wim' to the new WIM file 'new.wim':

              wimexport boot.wim 2 new.wim

       The above example creates "new.wim" with the same compression type as "boot.wim".  If  you
       wish to change the compression type, specify --compress=TYPE; for example:

              wimexport boot.wim 2 new.wim --compress=LZX

       Export "ESD to WIM" --- that is, solid WIM to non-solid WIM:

              wimexport install.esd all install.wim --compress=LZX

       Export "WIM to ESD" --- that is, non-solid WIM to solid WIM:

              wimexport install.wim all install.esd --solid

SEE ALSO

       wimlib-imagex(1) wiminfo(1) wimoptimize(1)