How to View Windows CHM Files on Linux

Question: Someone sent me a *.chm file. I don’t have windows machine. Is it possible to view a *.chm file on a Linux system.?

Answer: Use kchmviewer to view chm files as explained below.

First, verify whether you already have the kchmviewer command on your system.

# whereis kchmviewer
kchmviewer: /usr/bin/kchmviewer

Install kchmviewer to view chm files on Fedora

If you don’t have kchmviewer, install it as shown below.

# yum install kchmviewer

Install kchmviewer to view chm files on Debian and Ubuntu

$ sudo apt-get install kchmviewer

View a chm file using kchmviewer

$ kchmviewer filename.chm

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • namus June 24, 2010, 1:06 am

    yum install gnochm

  • Llame March 1, 2012, 5:02 pm


    zypper install kchmviewer

    or perhaps even

    zypper install gnochm