Opening .cab files with Ubuntu Linux

Today I needed to take a quick peek inside a Windows .cab file. Ubuntu at least recognized the extension as an archive file as it came up with the appropriate icon. However, it had no program associated with the extension, and Archive Manager would not open it.

I did a quick search and located cabextract which was available in the Ubuntu repository, and quickly got me inside the .cab file.

Thus noting it on my suggested list.