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In article <210720031832571970%blahblah.com>, blah blah <blahblah.com> wrote: > Does anyone know how to open CHM files on Mac OS X? > > any hints etc appreciated... > > thanks in advance > > -- It's a bit of a pain but you can convert them in the terminal, these are the instructions I saved from somewhere else: <quote> If you're running OSX, you can compile it yourself... 1. Download the file: ([url]http://www.speakeasy.org/~russotto/chm/chmtools.tar.gz[/url]) 2. Decompress it from the command line: -From the directory you've downloaded the file to, type the following command: tar xvfz chmtools.tar.gz This will decompress the file & ...

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    In article <210720031832571970%blahblah.com>, blah blah
    <blahblah.com> wrote:
    > Does anyone know how to open CHM files on Mac OS X?
    >
    > any hints etc appreciated...
    >
    > thanks in advance
    >
    > --
    It's a bit of a pain but you can convert them in the terminal, these
    are the instructions I saved from somewhere else:
    <quote>
    If you're running OSX, you can compile it yourself...

    1. Download the file:
    ([url]http://www.speakeasy.org/~russotto/chm/chmtools.tar.gz[/url])

    2. Decompress it from the command line:

    -From the directory you've downloaded the file to, type the following
    command:

    tar xvfz chmtools.tar.gz

    This will decompress the file & create a chmtools directory...

    3. Compile it using the following commands (I believe you need to have
    the development tools installed to do this):

    cd chmtools
    make

    After the make command, you will now have a Mac executable file
    entitled chmdump. You can use it to dump the contents of a .chm file...
    </quote>
    I found I needed to copy chmdump into /.bin to get it to work easily.

    There's an easier way if you have a PC:
    <quote>
    Take the .chm file to a PC or Virtual PC running Win98 or better. Open
    a DOS
    > window and type this command:
    >
    > hh.exe -decompile targetfoldername sourcefilename.chm
    >
    > Move the target folder back to the Mac.
    >
    > For more details try this web page:
    >
    > [url]http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/htmlhelp/html/vscondecomp.asp[/url]
    >
    </quote>

    HTH
    Pk
    Pique Guest

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    blah blah <blahblah.com> wrote:
    > Does anyone know how to open CHM files on Mac OS X?
    As I understand it, you'd need to install a PC emulator like Virtual PC to do this.

    [url]http://www.connectix.com/products/vpc6m.html[/url]

    --
    Pete (Microsoft Help MVP)
    Pete Lees Guest

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    In article <220720030847451306%pkill_check_the_newsgroup.com >, Pique
    <pkill_check_the_newsgroup.com> wrote:
    > In article <210720031832571970%blahblah.com>, blah blah
    > <blahblah.com> wrote:
    >
    > > Does anyone know how to open CHM files on Mac OS X?
    > >
    > > any hints etc appreciated...
    > >
    > > thanks in advance
    > >
    > > --
    > It's a bit of a pain but you can convert them in the terminal, these
    > are the instructions I saved from somewhere else:

    a bit of a pain might be the understatement of the day :-)

    thanks for the info, time to dload the dev tool again and start
    converting <grrrr>


    thanks for the pc link, we actually have a few here at work, I knew
    these things could be useful for something other than heating :-)

    > <quote>
    > If you're running OSX, you can compile it yourself...
    >
    > 1. Download the file:
    > ([url]http://www.speakeasy.org/~russotto/chm/chmtools.tar.gz[/url])
    >
    > 2. Decompress it from the command line:
    >
    > -From the directory you've downloaded the file to, type the following
    > command:
    >
    > tar xvfz chmtools.tar.gz
    >
    > This will decompress the file & create a chmtools directory...
    >
    > 3. Compile it using the following commands (I believe you need to have
    > the development tools installed to do this):
    >
    > cd chmtools
    > make
    >
    > After the make command, you will now have a Mac executable file
    > entitled chmdump. You can use it to dump the contents of a .chm file...
    > </quote>
    > I found I needed to copy chmdump into /.bin to get it to work easily.
    >
    > There's an easier way if you have a PC:
    > <quote>
    > Take the .chm file to a PC or Virtual PC running Win98 or better. Open
    > a DOS
    > > window and type this command:
    > >
    > > hh.exe -decompile targetfoldername sourcefilename.chm
    > >
    > > Move the target folder back to the Mac.
    > >
    > > For more details try this web page:
    > >
    > > [url]http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/htmlhelp/html/vscondecomp.asp[/url]
    > >
    > </quote>
    >
    > HTH
    > Pk
    blah blah Guest

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    Default Re: opening CHM files?

    In article <210720031832571970%blahblah.com>,
    blah blah <blahblah.com> wrote:
    >Does anyone know how to open CHM files on Mac OS X?
    It's only a command line tool, but
    [url]http://www.speakeasy.net/~russotto/chm[/url]

    Dumps the CHM to HTML.
    --
    Matthew T. Russotto [email]mrussottospeakeasy.net[/email]
    "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice, and moderation in pursuit
    of justice is no virtue." But extreme restriction of liberty in pursuit of
    a modi of security is a very expensive vice.
    Matthew Russotto Guest

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    cool, I'll give it a whirl...


    In article <Cb2dnTVPUOzay4CiXTWc-gspeakeasy.net>, Matthew Russotto
    <russottograce.speakeasy.net> wrote:
    > [url]http://www.speakeasy.net/~russotto/chm[/url]
    blah blah Guest

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