Provided by: archmage_0.3.1-3_all bug


       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 that):

            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)