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Cabarc Examples

Updated: March 28, 2003

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

CABArc Examples

Example 1: List Files in a Cabinet

You want to list the files in support.cab. Type the following at the command prompt:

cabarc l c:\builds\support.cab

Press Enter. You will see the following output:

Microsoft (R) Cabinet Tool - Version 5.1.2600.0
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Listing of cabinet file 'c:\builds\support.cab' (size 4091527):
   89 file(s), 4 folder(s), set ID 32099, cabinet #0

File name                      File size     Date      Time   Attrs
-----------------------------  ---------- ---------- -------- -----
   acldiag.exe                      84992 2002/05/24 07:41:56  ----
   adprop.dll                      735232 2002/05/24 07:41:42  ----
   addiag.exe                      216091 2002/05/24 04:28:48  ----
   adsiedit.dll                    330240 2002/05/24 07:41:10  ----
   adsiedit.msc                     42986 2001/10/15 17:40:54  ----
   bitsadmin.exe                    48640 2002/05/24 07:41:16  ----
   bindiff.exe                      17408 2002/05/24 08:28:54  ----
   browstat.exe                     41472 2002/05/24 07:53:38  ----

Example 2: Extract Files from Cabinet

You want to extract all of the .dll files in the support.cab file. Type the following at the command prompt:

cabarc x c:\builds\support.cab *.dll

Press Enter. The .dll files will be extracted to the current directory. The following output is displayed:

Microsoft (R) Cabinet Tool - Version 5.1.2600.0
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Extracting file(s) from cabinet 'c:\builds\support.cab':
   extracting: adprop.dll
   -- File 'adsiedit.dll' already exists; overwrite? (Yes/No/All/Quit):

Type the following to make CABArc overwrite all preexisting files without continuing to prompt:

a

The following output is displayed:

   extracting: adsiedit.dll
   extracting: clonepr.dll
   extracting: depends.dll
   extracting: iadstools.dll
   extracting: movetree.dll
   extracting: rstools.dll
   extracting: sidwkr.dll

Operation successful

Example 3: Create a New Cabinet

You want to create a new cabinet file. Type the following at the command prompt:

cabarc n test1.cab *.dll

Press Enter. The following output is displayed:

Microsoft (R) Cabinet Tool - Version 5.1.2600.0
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Creating new cabinet 'test1.cab' with compression 'MSZIP':
  -- adding adprop.dll
  -- adding adsiedit.dll
  -- adding apidll.dll
  -- adding clonepr.dll
  -- adding depends.dll
  -- adding gutils.dll
  -- adding iadstools.dll
  -- adding movetree.dll
  -- adding ntfrsapi.dll
  -- adding rstools.dll
  -- adding sidwkr.dll
  -- adding traceprt.dll

Completed successfully

The cabinet file test1.cab is created in the current directory with MSZIP compression.

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