Viewing *.chm files

Herbert hesk at
Sat Apr 24 09:50:30 PDT 2004

Kyryll A Mirnenko <mirya at> wrote:
>   Can anybody point me to an application capable to view such files (or 
> extract them into HTMLs)? For those asking what I'm talking about: *.chm is a 
> MSWindows format to keep a set of HTMLs & related info (content tree, index) 
> in one compressed package. The Microsoft's util dealing with this format 
> (`hh.exe`) uses MSIExplorer interface to display the chapters, but the 
> problem I face is I can't make the last one work (using `wine`). A great 
> shelf of MSWindows-related (not only) docs is in this format (MSDN lib is an 
> example). The solution is an extractor (rendering the index & content tree 
> into 2 HTMLs would be nice feature) or alternative chm-browser based on other 
> browsers (Mozilla, Konqueror, Opera, Galeon, etc.)

% cd /usr/ports %% make search key=chm

Port:   xchm-0.9
Path:   /usr/ports/deskutils/xchm
Info:   Windows HTML Help (.chm) viewer for UNIX
Maint:  pav at
Index:  deskutils

or try:

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