"And sometimes you want to be able view these files in another
format. Well, fortunately the Linux development community has
solved that problem by creating various tools to manage these .chm
"In this tutorial you are going to learn how to view .chm files
and convert them to both html and pdf documents. This tutorial will
be using the Ubuntu distribution, but this task can be tackled with
just about any distribution available.
"View chm files
"Before we get into converting these files, let's see how to
simply view them in Linux. Luckily there is a single, user-friendly
tool for this task. The tool – Xchm. Xchm does one thing
– view compiled html documents. This tool can display the
contents tree (if one exists), allows you to navigate the document,
change the fonts, and search the text."