Like webbrowser for MS html help?

brueckd at brueckd at
Tue Aug 13 18:16:14 EDT 2002

On Tue, 13 Aug 2002, Edward K. Ream wrote:

> I would like to open a compiled MS HTML help file from a Tkinter app. Does
> anyone have example code showing how to do this?
> With URL's this is so easy:
> import webbrowser
> Is there anything similar for MS HTML help viewer?

This works (on my system at least):

os.system('start thefile.chm')

i.e. - just launch the file and let Windows take care of the rest.


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