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


       cabextract  [-ddir] [-f] [-Fpattern] [-eencoding] [-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     Corrupted  cabinet files will be 'fixed' to salvage whatever is possible from them.
              File entries with bad folders or names will be skipped rather than  rejecting   the
              entire  cabinet  file. Impossible file lengths will be truncated to extract as much
              as possible, including when you're missing later files in a cabinet set.  Corrupted
              MSZIP  blocks and failed block checksums will be ignored.  Warnings will be printed
              if any of these conditions are met.

       -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.

       -e encoding
              Specify the character encoding of filenames inside the cabinet files.  This is only
              needed if you find cabinet files with garbled filenames; most software creates  CAB
              files  with  either  ASCII  or  UTF8 filenames.  The list of supported encodings is
              given by the command "iconv -l".

       -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.



                                          March 7, 2018                             CABEXTRACT(1)