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.TH ARCHMAGE 1 "February 24, 2006"
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archmage \- CHM(Compiled HTML) Decompressor.
.B archmage
.I chmfile directory
.B archmage
\-p port
.I chmfile
This manual page documents briefly the
.B archmage
command. This manual page was written for the Debian distribution
because the original program does not have a manual page.
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\fBarCHMage\fP 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) TODO: document how to proxy Apache to running `archmage -p`.
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).