cabextract is Free Software for extracting Microsoft cabinet files, also called .CAB files, on UNIX or UNIX-like systems. cabextract is distributed under the GPL license.
cabextract is based on the portable LGPL libmspack library. cabextract supports all special features and all compression formats of Microsoft cabinet files.
Microsoft cabinet files are used by Microsoft and others to distribute all kinds of data and software: core Web fonts, Longhorn videos, operating system updates and video codecs, to give some examples.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· A bug in the LZX decompressor was fixed. Cabextract is now more tolerant when processing cabinet sets, and will no longer print "library not compiled to support large files" while reading small files.