Linux does not include support for CAB files by default. To add the support we need to install the cabextract.
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. It is based on the portable LGPL libmspack library. cabextract supports all special features and all compression formats of Microsoft cabinet files.
To install the RPM, use the command rpm -ivh cabextract-1.2-1.i386.rpm.
To install from the source code tarball:
$ gzip -cd < cabextract-1.2.tar.gz | tar xf -Ubuntu user can install cabextract using following command:
$ cd cabextract-1.2
# make install
sudo apt-get install cabextractUsing cabextract:
Enter man cabextract to read the cabextract manual page. Also, running the cabextract command with the --help option gives a brief summary of usage
A simple example of extracting the cab file using cabextract:
$ cabextract test.cab