Microsoft DOS extract command
The Windows extract command is used to take files that are compressed in a Windows cabinet file and place it into a specified location on the hard drive.
The extract command is an external command and is available in the below Microsoft operating systems.
Microsoft (R) Cabinet Extraction Tool - Version (16) 1.00.603.0 (08/14/97) Copyright (c) Microsoft Corp 1994 - 1997. All rights reserved.
EXTRACT [/Y] [/A] [/D | /E] [/L dir] cabinet [file name ...] EXTRACT [/Y] source [newname] EXTRACT [/Y] /C source destination
|cabinet||Cabinet file (contains two or more files).|
|file name||Name of the file to extract from the cabinet. Wildcards and multiple file names (separated by blanks) may be used.|
|source||Compressed file (a cabinet with only one file).|
|newname||New file name to give the extracted file. If not supplied, the original name is used.|
|/A||Process all cabinets. Follows cabinet chain starting in first cabinet mentioned.|
|/C||Copy source file to destination (to copy from DMF disks).|
|/D||Display cabinet directory (use with file name to avoid extract).|
|/E||Extract (use instead of *.* to extract all files).|
|/L dir||Location to place extracted files (default is current directory).|
|/Y||Do not prompt before overwriting an existing file.|
- An additional definition and related terms for "extract" is on our extract definition page.