Reading DOS Help Files
Posted on 2002-04-04
I've been asked to use an old DOS based C compiler to update some legacy code. The compiler is called the "Microsoft(R) C Professional Development System, Version 6.0".
With the installation came a bunch of help files with a '.hlp' extension. I can't get the QuickHelp utility to work - it seems to cycle through every directory in the PATH environment variable saying it can't open it, then says that my help file isn't found.
I can't open the help files from Windows - I get an error message saying that they're DOS Help Files and I can't open them with a text editor like Notepad because they come out garbled.
Does anybody know of a utility that will let me read the $&$#&^% files?
Thanks in advance,