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B43-FWCUTTER(1) User Commands B43-FWCUTTER(1)

b43-fwcutter - manual page for b43-fwcutter

b43-fwcutter [ OPTION] [DRIVER]

b43-fwcutter can extract the firmware for your Broadcom 43xx hardware from different closed source drivers. The b43 driver depends on this firmware files and can't work without them.
Currently b43-fwcutter supports Apple MacOS X, Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP and Linux drivers, but keep in mind that b43-fwcutter doesn't support all driver versions.
Example:
b43-fwcutter bcmwl5.sys
to cut the firmware out of bcmwl5.sys

-l|--list
List supported driver versions
-i|--identify
Only identify the driver file (don't extract)
-w|--target-dir DIR
Extract and write firmware to DIR
-a|--alt-iv
Extract alternative initvals (only 3.10.x.x)
-p|--postfix ".FOO"
Postfix for firmware filenames (.FOO.fw)
-v|--version
Print b43-fwcutter version
-h|--help
Print help information

b43 development team, http://bcm43xx.berlios.de
2007 b43-fwcutter

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