AMB is a reader of eponymous AMB (Ancient Machine Book) files. AMB
stands for "Ancient Machine's Book". It is an extremely lightweight
file format meant to store any kind of hypertext documentation that
may be comfortably viewed even on the most ancient PCs: technical
manuals, books, etc. Think of it as a retro equivalent of a *.CHM help
AMB is a multiplatform tool, available for Linux, Windows and real mode
DOS. It is designed for minimum hardware requirements - the DOS version
needs an IBM PC-compatible machine with DOS 2+ and 64 KiB of available
AMB FILE.AMB [chaptername]
FILE.AMB is the AMB book that you wish to read, while the optional
chaptername argument allows to specify the name of the chapter you'd
like AMB to start from (otherwise it will use the default "index" page).
Once loaded, you may navigate through the book using a mouse or the
UP/DOWN move the cursor up/down (scrolls the document when
LEFT/RIGHT move the cursor left/right on the current line.
PGUP/PGDOWN move one page up or down.
TAB jump to next link.
ESC either move to previous page or (if no previous page) quit
ENTER follow the currently highlighted link.
When using a mouse, you can scroll the document by clicking on the right
cursor bar and follow links by clicking twice on them.
How to use the Help
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