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CABEXTRACT(1)		    General Commands Manual		 CABEXTRACT(1)

       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.

       -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 ex-
	      tracting them.

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

			       October 30, 2005			 CABEXTRACT(1)


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