Trying to convert a Windows chm file

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jacatone
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Trying to convert a Windows chm file

Postby jacatone » Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:01 am

Installed a program called archmage to convert a Windows chm file. I typed in:

/home/jacatone/Desktop/archmage -x / --extract Ubuntu Hacks Tips and Tools for Exploring Using and Tuning Linux - O'Reilly.chm

But nothing happens. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong here? Thanks.

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Re: Trying to convert a Windows chm file

Postby Husse » Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:53 am

Why would something happen?
There are so many spaces in there that the terminal gives up :)
Seriously - you can't have spaces in a path or name in the terminal
Just rename the file to something without spaces - myfile.chm perhaps and try again
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Re: Trying to convert a Windows chm file

Postby linuxviolin » Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:58 am

Or maybe try typing the name of your file in quotes: "Ubuntu Hacks Tips and Tools for Exploring Using and Tuning Linux - O'Reilly.chm"

But if you want read a CHM file you can use Gnochm (a "CHM file viewer for GNOME. Gnochm is a Compiled HTML Help (CHM) file viewer for GNOME systems")
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Re: Trying to convert a Windows chm file

Postby MagnusB » Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:35 pm

Type in the command, then drag and drop the file into the terminal, found that to work the best.
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