CHM IconAs I already wrote years ago, I use PostgreSQL manuals very often since the 8.x versions. And if for earlier versions it was possible to download CHM help file, now it’s not.

PostgreSQL manual consists of the 1351 topics (and still grows!) and I don’t like the search engine on the site much. It is also worth noting that the tree of contents (TOC) in CHM version speeds up navigation a lot!

A good friend of mine Edward Smirnov obsessed with creating a utility capable to compile the manual in CHM format using a set of HTML / SGML files shipped with PostgreSQL. He managed this! The only thing missing is the Index support (HHK file in CHM archive).

However, even without this feature such manual a hundred times more comfortable for me than the online counterpart. Especially I’m excited about lightning full-text searches.

We’ve put PostgreSQL 9.6 CHM manual at MicroOLAP Database Designer for PostgreSQL
and PostgresDAC download pages, welcome to download it.

UPD By default Windows doesn’t allow using .chm files downloaded from Internet. So you should right-click on the .chm file, then Properties and then check Unblock checkbox (or Unblock button in Windows 7 and older).

Unblock CHM
Unblock CHM


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