#archive #installshield

bin+lib unshield

Extract files from InstallShield Z archives

2 unstable releases

0.2.0 Aug 23, 2020
0.1.0 Aug 21, 2020

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build status crates.io docs.rs

Extract files from InstallShield Z archives.

This crate can open and extract files from InstallShield Z archives. This archive format is used by version 3 of InstallShield.

Command Line

This crate comes with a simple command line tool for extracting and inspecting Z archives.

unshield list src/examples/demo.z
unshield extract src/examples/demo.z demo-out


Anything that implements Read and Seek can be read as an archive. Most commonly, this will be a File.

let mut some_file = std::fs::File::open("src/examples/demo.z")?;
let mut ar = unshield::Archive::new(some_file)?;

let data = ar.load("subdir\\test.txt")?;

for fileinfo in ar.list() {
    println!("{}", fileinfo.path);


Licensed under the MIT license. Unless stated otherwise, any contributions to this work will also be licensed this way, with no additional terms or conditions.