CL-Tools 4Win is a
suite of user interfaces for several command line utilities otherwise available
only in DOS Mode. These four are used often here and I thought I would make them
available to anyone that might have use for them. The suite includes GUI's for
Microsoft's CDImage , Cabarc, MakeCab and UPX by Markus F.X.J. Oberhumer, László
Molnár and John F. Reiser, QuickeneR's Innounp, Veit Kannegieser's E_WISE_W and
Camtech's Setup Extractor.
The purpose of CDIMAGE is to generate an ISO CD/DVD image from the contents of a folder on the hard drive. There are options which can control various ISO image's properties like volume label, time stamp, optimize storage, boot sector file and more. If you have a CD with multiple software versions, you can author a CD that will only write the same files once, so the same physical content on the CD/DVD can appear in multiple directories while saving a substantial amount of space. It will also create bootable images of Operating Systems Windows 98, Millennium, NT, Windows 2000, Media Center Edition, XP, Windows 2003, Vista and Windows 7 applying the Boot Sector files and Volume label. (Boot files included)
Cabarc is a utility that creates and extracts cabinet files. The cabinet format provides a way to efficiently package multiple files. The key features of the cabinet format are that multiple files may be stored in a single cabinet ("CAB file"); and that data compression is performed across file boundaries, significantly improving the compression ratio
MakeCAB is a data compression tool that can be to compress or extract Windows Setup Cab files such as .dl_ .ex_ .sy_ .bm_ .oc_ .gi_ .wa_ .mi_, etc. Although it was originally designed for use by setup programs, it can also be used in almost any situation where lossless data compression is required.
UPX is a portable, extendable, high-performance executable packer for several different executable formats. It achieves an excellent compression ratio and offers *very* fast decompression. Your executables suffer no memory overhead or other drawbacks for most of the formats supported.
There are times when I may need a file from an installation program but don’t really want to install the entire program to get it. Setup Extractor will extract the files to a folder without installing the program. Compatible with the most popular install programs Inno Setup, MSI (Microsoft Installer) and Wise Installer.
Requires Windows NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Windows 7