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Hi,

Does anyone know of a good command line based tool for creating cab files?

Thanks,
Mark
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MAKECAB.EXE is a built-in XP utility.
Answered 06/11/2008 by: VBScab
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Thanks,
Is there any instructions on how to use this tool?
Answered 06/11/2008 by: mark_holland21
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makecab.exe /?
Answered 06/11/2008 by: jimmyx
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Thanks,

Does this tool allow the compression of entire folders?
As in if there are 100 files in a folder and I want to put them all into a cab file?

Rgds,
Mark
Answered 06/11/2008 by: mark_holland21
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That's the general idea. :)
Answered 06/11/2008 by: VBScab
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HI,
I've discovered a much better tool than this one. It's called cabarc and you can use wildcards with it. Therefore if i wanted to put 100 dll's into a cab file I could do it much easier. This tool seems alo tmore versatile.
Answered 06/11/2008 by: mark_holland21
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ORIGINAL: mark_holland21
I've discovered a much better tool than this one. It's called cabarc and you can use wildcards with it.
For other posters coming here in future, CabArc doesn't allow you to add files to an existing CAB.

Actually, I use a freeware Explorer replacement called PowerDesk (there's a paid-for version called PowerDesk Pro) which handles most archive formats - ARC, ARJ, CAB, RAR, ZIP - in its sleep.
Answered 06/11/2008 by: VBScab
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I use a freeware Explorer replacement called PowerDesk

The cabs require you to add files in the same sequence as in the file table - so I guess your PowerDesk app does this - the same as you can with makecabs.exe / cabarc.exe ?
Answered 06/11/2008 by: MSIPackager
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