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Can I extract a self extracting exe without winrar?
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John Doe

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PostPosted: Wed 31 Aug 2005, 03:33    Post subject:  Can I extract a self extracting exe without winrar?  

In windows one can extract a "self extracting exe" with winrar. I tried unrar and couldn't get it to do the same (perhaps I missed the right switch).

Anyone know the answer or have another solution?
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GuestToo
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PostPosted: Wed 31 Aug 2005, 03:44    Post subject:  

you should be able to unzip a self-extracting file

try opening the file with TkZip

if it's a zip file you can type (in an rxvt window)
unzip the-file-name.exe

if it's a rar file, you can type:
unrar the-file-name.exe
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John Doe

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PostPosted: Wed 31 Aug 2005, 19:38    Post subject:  

GuestToo wrote:
unzip the-file-name.exe

This didn't work Sad
To try it, I actually had to rename the file with a .zip extension.
GuestToo wrote:
unrar the-file-name.exe

This gives me an error also. I had to use the 'e' command and it says:
SP23107.rar is not a RAR archive.

I checked it out on google and it looks like some you can and some you can't. It depends on whether or not the zip/exe is created as a multi-disk archive:

http://groups.google.com/group/alt.os.linux.suse/browse_thread/thread/fdf4f2965a012846/48b95eda66c366dc
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Bruce B


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PostPosted: Wed 31 Aug 2005, 21:06    Post subject:  

If you post the link to the file, I'll see what if anything I can do.

I've had success running the self-extracting W32 files with wine. But that doesn't help with Puppy, because no one yet (to my knowledge) has got wine runningin Puppy, much less created a pupget or dotpup.
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John Doe

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Sep 2005, 03:05    Post subject:  

Bruce B wrote:
If you post the link to the file, I'll see what if anything I can do.


Thanks for the offer, I appreciate the concern. I don't have a problem getting at the files on one of my windows machines. I was more currious from the aspect of just knowing how to do it from this os.

I'll have to check out wine some time soon. I have minGW and cygwin running under windows, so why not wine running under linux?
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Bruce B


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PostPosted: Thu 01 Sep 2005, 11:55    Post subject:  

John Doe wrote:
I'll have to check out wine some time soon. I have minGW and cygwin running under windows, so why not wine running under linux?


Wine gets better with age. Wine on Linux is usually an easy setup, the problem is wine on Puppy. I ran into some snags trying to get it working. It wasn't important enough to me to have it to work through the snags.
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PostPosted: Thu 01 Sep 2005, 14:48    Post subject: exe extraction  

if you know the format is ZIP, under linux, "unzip thefile.exe" works, at least from newer versions.
I suppose unrar (or rar) and other will work the same way.
I remember a couple of years ago, most of these un(compressors) did not interpret the extra code of the EXE version.
But, unzip/unrar do the work nowadays
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gliezl


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PostPosted: Sat 03 Sep 2005, 19:20    Post subject:  

Bruce B wrote:
John Doe wrote:
I'll have to check out wine some time soon. I have minGW and cygwin running under windows, so why not wine running under linux?


Wine gets better with age. Wine on Linux is usually an easy setup, the problem is wine on Puppy. I ran into some snags trying to get it working. It wasn't important enough to me to have it to work through the snags.


Is ther a Dotpup for wine? Smile
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Bruce B


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PostPosted: Mon 05 Sep 2005, 03:48    Post subject:  

gliezl, there is no wine dotpup yet, but theoretically, and maybe in truth and reality there is wine in the making.
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