chmls(1) The FPC Pascal CHM utility


chmls [options] [command] [command specific parameters]


The chmls utility performs several CHM related functions, such as listing CHM file contents, extracting one file or the whole archive and extracting special files. Archiving however is the domain of the chmcmd utility


list <filename> [section number]
Shows contents of the archive's directory. The section number can be 0 or 1, when no section number is specified, content from both sections is displayed.

extract <chm filename> <filename to extract> [saveasname]
Extracts file "filename to get" from archive "filename", and, if specified, saves it to [saveasname].

extractall <chm filename> [directory]
Extracts all files from archive "filename" to directory "directory"

unblockchm <filespec1> [filespec2] ..
(Windows only) Mass unblocks (XPsp2+) the relevant CHMs. Multiple files and wildcards allowed

extractalias <chmfilename> [basefilename] [symbolprefix]
Extracts context info from file "chmfilename" to basefilename.h and basefilename.ali, using symbols "symbolprefix" + contextnr

extracttoc <chmfilename> [filename]
Extracts the toc (mainly to check binary TOC)

extractindex <chmfilename> [filename]
Extracts the index (mainly to check binary index)

For backwards compatibility reasons, the list command is default.


-h, --help
Show help text

-p, --no-page
Do not page list command output

-n, --name-only
Only show "name" column in list command output