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


       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 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
              extracting 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
              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