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HOW TO Extract the contents of a .scexe file

January 17th, 2014 · 2 Comments

HP Releases self-extracting firmware update files for Linux as .scexe files. These files usually contain an installer and a bunch of XML controlls. A -h flag provides a couple options for running the installer, but sometimes you don’t want to run it, you want to get at the contents.

.scexe files contain a hidden --unpack flag that will unpack the contents to the directory of your choosing.

For example:

# ./SOMEFILE.scexe --unpack=/tmp/test/
SOMEFILE.xml
SOMEFILE-PayLoad-version.version.version-1.zip
something.txt
installer
readme.txt
reference.xml

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Tags: How Tos · linux · Unix

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Martin // Jun 5, 2014 at 7:34 am

    This works great. Thanks a lot!

  • 2 Paavo // Apr 2, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Oh cool! This was helpful.

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