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Cabextract is a program which unpacks cabinet (.cab) files, which are a form of archive Microsoft uses to distribute their software and things like Windows Font Packs.

Installed size: 83 KB
How to install: sudo apt install cabextract

  • libc6
  • libmspack0

Program to extract files from Microsoft cabinet (.cab) archives

[email protected]:~# cabextract -h
Usage: cabextract [options] [-d dir] <cabinet file(s)>

This will extract all files from a cabinet or executable cabinet.
For multi-part cabinets, only specify the first file in the set.

  -v   --version     print version / list cabinet
  -h   --help        show this help page
  -l   --list        list contents of cabinet
  -t   --test        test cabinet integrity
  -q   --quiet       only print errors and warnings
  -L   --lowercase   make filenames lowercase
  -f   --fix         salvage as much as possible from corrupted cabinets
  -p   --pipe        pipe extracted files to stdout
  -s   --single      restrict search to cabs on the command line
  -F   --filter      extract only files that match the given pattern
  -e   --encoding    assume non-UTF8 filenames have the given encoding
  -d   --directory   extract all files to the given directory

cabextract 1.9 (C) 2000-2018 Stuart Caie <[email protected]>
This is free software with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.

Updated on: 2023-Mar-08