ARCHMAGE(1)                 General Commands Manual                ARCHMAGE(1)

       archmage - CHM(Compiled HTML) Decompressor.

       archmage chmfile directory
       archmage -p port chmfile

       This manual page documents briefly the archmage command.  This manual
       page was written for the Debian distribution because the original
       program does not have a manual page.

       arCHMage is an extensible reader and decompiler for files in the CHM
       format. This is the format used by Microsoft HTML Help, and is also
       known as Compiled HTML. arCHMage is based on python-chm binding to
       chmlib from GnoCHM project.

       There is three ways to use arCHMage package now:

       1) Extract .chm to directory (directory will be created):

            archmage <chmfile> <directory>

       2) Run as http-server, which will publish chm file contents on
       specified port:

            archmage -p <port> <chmfile>

       3) Tune your apache to publish chm file contents if there is trailing
       slash in request to that file (you will need working mod_python for

            Add that lines to your httpd.conf:

               AddHandler python-program .chm
               PythonHandler archmod.mod_chm

            Restart apache.

       Let's suppose, you have file sample.chm in DocumentRoot of your apache.
       After that tuning you can receive raw chm file, if you point your
       browser to


       or you can view chm file on the fly if you point your browser to

            http://yourserver/sample.chm/ (note trailing slash)

       arCHMage Home Page:

       arCHMage was written by Eugeny Korekin <>

       This manual page was written by Basil Shubin
       <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may
       be used by others).

                               February 24, 2006                   ARCHMAGE(1)