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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
  • libmspack0t64

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

root@kali:~# 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
  -i   --interactive   prompt whether to overwrite existing files
  -n   --no-overwrite  don't overwrite (skip) existing files
  -k   --keep-symlinks follow symlinked files/dirs when extracting
  -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 1.11 (C) 2000-2023 Stuart Caie <[email protected]>
This is free software with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.

Updated on: 2024-May-23