HOW TO Extract the contents of a .scexe file

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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2 Responses to HOW TO Extract the contents of a .scexe file

  1. Martin says:

    This works great. Thanks a lot!

  2. Paavo says:

    Oh cool! This was helpful.

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