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HELP (DOSHELP)


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Starts operating system command Help.


Syntax

HELP [/B] [/G] [/H] [/NOHI] [topic]


Parameters
topic (v5.0 Win95 NT3.5)
Specifies the command whose help topic you want to display.

Switches
/B (v5.0 Win95)
Allows use of a monochrome monitor with a color graphics card.
/G (v5.0 Win95)
Provides the fastest update of a CGA screen.
/H (v5.0 Win95)
Displays the maximum number of lines possible for your hardware.
/NOHI (v5.0 Win95)
Allows the use of a monitor without high-intensity support.

Related

For information about other online Help information, see the FASTHELP command.
Renamed in v5.0 from DOSHELP


Notes

none.


Examples

To display information about the COPY command, type:

    HELP COPY

To display the operating system Help table of contents, type HELP. From the table of contents, you can choose the command topic you want to view.


Errorlevels

none.


Availability
External
DOS
v5.0 v5.0A v5.00.02 v5.001A v5.01 v5.02 v6.0 v6.10 v6.2 v6.21 v6.22 v6.23 v7.00 v7.0R1 v7.10
Windows
Win95 Win98
Windows NT
NT3.5 NT4 NT2000 NTXP NT2003