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How to view CHM (Microsoft Compiled HTML Help) files in Ubuntu

Microsoft Compiled HTML Help is a proprietary format for online help files, developed by Microsoft and first released in 1997 as a successor to the Microsoft WinHelp format.

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Why would I want to read

Why would I want to read help files in a proprietary Microsoft's format when we have these and other support forums and so many other documentation online in normal free formats??

And please David, don't vote for yourself as you plug your posts on this blog. It's good enough that you're being allowed to post at all considering that it's nothing but a one-sentence brief into your own site's article.

Thank you.

CHM

 
libervisco wrote:

Why would I want to read help files in a proprietary Microsoft's format when we have these and other support forums and so many other documentation online in normal free formats??

Sometimes you have no choice. The same with videos and music you get online, it's usually some MPEG-stuff, which we also should avoid if possible. Same with Flash, which is also a huge pain in the ass, especially since Adobe doesn't seem to care to make a 64-Bit version of it.
I have an eBook (IIRC about SELinux) which is in CHM-format, so I installed KCHMViewer (or whatever the name of that tool is). I just need it for this one document, usually I look for PDFs or pure text-files, but you cannot always be lucky.

About Flash I have a nice thing that happened just recently, but that's something for my blog... ;-)

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