Short: Microsoft packing library (CAB,CHM,HLP)
Author: firstname.lastname@example.org (Stuart Caie)
Uploader: polluks+aminet sdf lonestar org (Stefan Haubenthal)
The purpose of libmspack is to provide compressors and decompressors,
archivers and dearchivers for Microsoft compression formats: CAB, CHM, WIM,
LIT, HLP, KWAJ and SZDD. It is also designed to be easily embeddable,
stable, robust and resource-efficient.
The library is not intended as a generalised "any archiver" interface.
Users of the library must explicitly choose the format they intend to work
All special features of the above formats will be covered as fully as
possible -- for example, CAB's multi-part cabinet sets, or CHM's fast
lookup indices. All compression methods used by the formats will be
implemented as completely as possible.
However, other than what is required for access to these formats and their
features, no other functionality is intended. There is no file metadata
translation functionality. All file I/O is abstracted, although a default
implementation using the standard C library is provided.
There are a number of useful programs in the test/ directory which
exercise and demonstrate libmspack's features.
cabd_c10 - Tests the CAB decompressor on the C10 collection.
cabd_compare - Compares the CAB decompressor with Microsoft's EXTRACT.EXE
cabd_md5 - Prints the MD5 checksums of all files within a CAB file/set.
cabd_memory - An mspack_system implementation that reads/writes to memory.
cabd_test - Regression tests for libmspack's CAB decompression.
cabrip - Extracts any CAB files embedded in another file.
chmd_compare - Compares the CHM decompressor to Microsoft's HH.EXE
chmd_find - Fast-finds a file within a CHM file.
chmd_md5 - Prints the MD5 checksums of all files within a CHM file.
chmd_order - Tests extracting files in a CHM file in four different ways.
chminfo - Prints verbose information about CHM file structures.
chmx - Extracts all files in a CHM file to disk.
expand - Extracts an SZDD or KWAJ file.
msdecompile_md5- Runs Microsoft's HH.EXE -DECOMPILE via WINE.
msexpand_md5 - Runs Microsoft's EXTRACT.EXE via WINE.
multifh - An mspack_system implementation that can simultaneously work
on in-memory images, raw file descriptors, open file handles
and regular disk files.