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Extracting Windows executable installers on Mac Os X?

Is there a program or a script out there to extract the contents of a Windows installer under Mac Os X? Under Windows there is the Universal Extractor, I am looking like something like that for Mac. ...
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Extracting .exe executables and back again using 7-Zip?

I figured out, by accident, that I can extract .exe executables (what for?). Though the files make no sense whatsoever, how do I put those extracted files back into an .exe executable?
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Break open an EXE file?

I have a sony Vaio and I have downloaded the sound driver for it. The driver claims it is being installed on a computer its not compatible with, and crashes. I know that it is wrong. I assume the ...
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Is it possible to extract contents of a ThinApp container?

Is there possible to extract such packages made by somebody else. Ok, so if there is no general way of extracting such archives, which can be a huge exe file or tiny exe starter with huge packed ...
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Extract bitmaps from Win98 SOL.EXE

I installed Windows 98 in a Virtualbox with the games. Then I sent myself the game Solitaire (SOL.EXE). Now I have SOL.EXE on Windows 7 and it actually runs. But I just wanted to extract the bitmaps ...
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Extract InstallSHIELD's CAB files when there is no HDR files?

layout.bin setup.lid _sys1.cab _user1.cab DATA.TAG data1.cab SETUP.INI setup.ins _INST32I.EX_ SETUP.EXE _ISDEL.EXE _SETUP.DLL lang.dat os.dat I want to extract an InstallSHIELD's 5 install package ...
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How to extract video from only one part of a multi rar package without downloading the rest

I want to see only one video from a package of 10. All of these are in a multi part rar package. Does it mean that I need to download all 10 for the extraction to work properly or is there a way ...
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Extract Links from a sitemap(xml)

Lets say I have a sitemap.xml file with this data: <url> <loc>http://domain.com/pag1</loc> <lastmod>2012-08-25</lastmod> <changefreq>weekly</changefreq> ...
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What is .zix type of file and how to open it?

I am having a tough time searching through internet , "How to extract a .zix file ?". I herd of winzix but that's more of a BAD - ware (virus, adware ,...etc) then, after a real hard time I found ...
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Extract subtitle from video.

I am trying to extract subtitle from video as .srt file, I used the following command: FFMPEG -i mytestmovie.mkv -vn -an -codec:s:0.1 srt sub.srt But, I got an error as Unrecognized option ...
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Windows command line ZIP extraction with checksum or similar?

What I need to do, at the command line, is: Extract the contents of a a ZIP archive. Change an arbitrary number of the extracted files. Repeat step 1, but because it is a huge archive, only extract ...
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Should I extract before running?

Is it not wise to run an executable from a zipped file without extracting first? Someone explained to me that there is no need to extract first. He explained that zipped files are nothing more than ...
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Extract 7z files with standard linux tools?

I know that you can extract .7z files with 7-zip. Is there another standard linux program that can do this? Maybe one of these tar bzip2 xz gzip I will add that bsdtar can do this, but is not ...
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Extracted files not recognized

I extracted a tar.gz file with 7-Zip. It worked fine, all the files and folders are now visible and have names, different size and so on, yet I cannot open them. And the icons are all the same - a ...
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Extracting “one of every 10 frames” in a video using VLC or FFmpeg

I am trying to extract "exactly 1 frame of every 10" frames of a video (i.e. extract 1 , leave 9 then repeat) for scientific purposes. The video is 105 frames, 3.5 seconds, 29.97fps (h.264, .mov, ...
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How to recursively extract all .tar and .tgz file zipped in a .tgz file using 7zip command line version

I'm using 7zip cmd line version in my app (written in Python on Win 7 box) to extract .tgz files. Although I'm using the -r switch, the .tar and .tgz subdirectories are not extracted. Can someone tell ...
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How to extract image from PDF file

I currently use Foxit's PDF reader, and I recently downloaded an image from the Internet, but it is inside a PDF file. How do I extract this image? Operating system is Windows 7.
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tiMidity: extract tracks preserving initial silence

tiMidity can extract individual tracks from a standard MIDI file to audio files, using its option -o out.wav, and its option -Q 0,-n to quieten all tracks but the n'th. However, re-mixing the ...
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Extract text out of two lines in a file and output them in a table

I am trying to make a PHP script for my school. School's web directory has about 100 text files, one text file for each student. Every text file has a two lines like: stu $id = '12701'; stu $name = ...
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Extract a certain file from an archive with 7-Zip from the command line

If I have an archive, for example, some.zip that contains one or more files, how can I extract only one file (I know the name of the file) with 7-Zip from the command line in Windows?
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Is there a automatic way to extract highlighted text from pdf?

Is there a command-line solution to extract highlighted text from pdf? I have a bunch of pdf documents where I personally annotated, and was wondering if there is a convenient way to automatically ...
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Extract video frames display time and frame number

I would like to extract each frame and its display time. The purpose will be to later compare the output between two videos (reference/original video and the transmitted video) and see what frames are ...
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Is there an app or script that will extract .rar files for Mac OS X? [closed]

...after it completed download that runs similiar to how zip files unextract itself when the download finishes and actually throws the zipped copy in the trash? I usually use unrax but lately with all ...
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sed exact match patterns of range and extract lines from thereon

I am trying to extract range from IP= to TUAL_HOSTNAME_=, as below. But its also extracting other match pattern for IP. sed -i -e '/IP=/,/TUAL_HOSTNAME_=/{w /tmp/101' -e 'd}' /tmp/install; #IP= ...
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config WinRAR to launch folder after extracting?

Is there a way to launch the folder extracted from WinRAR? Can I also configure WinRAR to only launch the folder when I extract from the GUI, and not from the Explorer right-click context menu?
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How to extract MD5 data from a CSV file

I have been sent a csv file that contains a list of emails that i'm told has MD5 encryption on it. I want to be able to extract the email addresses from the file. If i double-click it opens in Excel ...
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Specify root dir inside tarball

Is there a way to execute tar cjvf foo.tar.bz2 project-root Such that when the tarball is extracted, it doesn't extract to project-root, but instead extracts to something else? i.e. tar xjvf ...
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How do I populate a column with the first x characters of text data in another column

I have a column with 14 characters. There is real information based on the first three characters. I want to have another column with only the first three characters for visibility and group by ...
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How to extract corrupted RAR files

I try to extract a file from set of .RAR parts. I always get the following error: Corrupted so I tried many programs to extract the corrupted RAR files. I have 10 parts, each one 400MB big. The ...
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Transferring Music from iPod to iTunes?

Is there a way for me to transfer music from my iPod to my iTunes? Say, if I accidentally deleted some music on my computer but I have the files on my iPod?
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Extract images from unknown filetype called .gfx

I have this unknown filetype called .gfx (used in a computer game called Zezenia) which I'm pretty certain contain uncompressed flat images (possible .bmp or .png) but I'm not sure how to extract, ...
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How do I delete files greater than a certain date on linux

Occasionally I extract an an archive into the wrong folder and would like to move or delete the newly extracted files. What is the easiest way to do this via the command line? Can I somehow search ...
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Tools to extract text from powerpoint pptx in linux?

Any there any linux tools that will extract the text from a Powerpoint pptx file? I tried catppt but it just returns file.pptx is not OLE file or Error. abiword --to=txt file.pptx also returns an ...
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extract single file from huge tgz file

I have a huge tar file (about 500G) and I wan't to extract just a single file from it. However, when I run tar -xvf file.tgz path/to/file it seems like it is still loading the whole contents into ...
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Extract Volume Name from ISO using Command?

I'm building a bootable CD/DVD using Ubuntu's genisoimage. The new image is based on the old image downloaded from Ubuntu's website. (The only change made was BOOTx64.efi to bootx64.efi). How do I ...
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Can decompress RAR files with 7z.exe command line?

Can extract RAR files from the terminal with 7z.exe? Thanks! This lines doesn´t works on a Extract.bat file. 7z.exe X Xbox.rar -o
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Microsoft Excel, setting variable reference

I am converting a macro that used a set date range to only extract the products needed within that date range. However, as certain products have different availabilities I would like to extract all ...
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Extract Audio File

I currently have a WMB file that I would like to extract the audio from. Are there any programs out there that can extract the audio from this file? Preferably free.
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how can I extract/harvest/export all sender addresses from outlook 2003?

I'd like to build a list of all the people who email me but can't figure out a way of doing it. Tools such as Xobni offer a list, but it is not possible to select the data from the 'analytics'. How ...
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How to extract text with OCR from a PDF on Linux?

How do I extract text from a PDF that wasn't built with an index? It's all text, but I can't search or select anything. I'm running Kubuntu, and Okular doesn't have this feature.
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How do I extract parts of a video with a specific aspect ratio with ffmpeg or mencoder?

I've got some recordings from TV. The movies are all in 4:3 but the advertisement is in 16:9. My input format is a mpeg 2 transport stream. I would like to convert my movies to mp4 with h264 video and ...
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7zip command to extract with full paths (excluding first folder level)

Using 7zip command line version, I need to extract a .7z file with full paths but excluding the first folder level within the archive. I thought that this command below would work but it still ...
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Extracting a .zip file into Program Files (x86)

I just got 64 bit Vista system after being on Windows XP. I'm trying to get all my useful programs up to date, and I've recently had a problem extracting files into the 32-bit program files directory ...
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tar shows “is not a bzip2 file” error when uncompressing a .tar.bz file

I've a data_or.tar.bz file I tried to extract it with $ tar xjvf data_or.tar.bz Output is bzip2: (stdin) is not a bzip2 file. tar: Child returned status 2 tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting ...
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How do I extract highlighted text only from PDF files in Adobe Acrobat Pro version 9?

I'm reading a lot of pdf articles in Adobe Acrobat Pro and highlighting specific sections. I would like to know if it is possible to extract just the text I highlighted from these pdf files?
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How to extract a list of selected cells into a CSV file

I have a huge Excel sheet and I would like to get a small list of cell (around 200-300 cells from the same column, row) into a CSV string. Is there an Excel command to do that?. Saving the file into ...
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fastest archives extraction on the same HDD

is there a tool to extract big compressed archives using a big memory buffer and alternating read and writes? (something like FastCopy, but for archives) For smaller archives using a ramdisk is ...
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How to get the .ico file of an arbitrary file?

Say I have a file and there is set an icon to it. How to get the icon which is figured on the file? File is an arbitrary - some extension about which I have no idea. Just how to get its icon. EDIT: ...
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Extracting audio from MP4 video into MP3

I downloaded a few MP4-encoded videos from which I'd like to extract the audio stream into MP3 files for easy listening on my digital player. Most likely, VLC can do this, but the instructions ...
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How to extract video from corrupt rar file and make it playable

I have a big file compressed in splited rar archives. There are 68 archives, named .rar, .r01, .r02, ... And the problem is that .r36 is corrupted Unespected end of archive. I've looked around and I ...