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Help

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Help

Provides online information about system commands (that is, non-network commands). Used without parameters, help lists and briefly describes every system command.

Syntax

{help [Command] | [Command]/?}

Parameters
Command
Specifies the name of the command about which you want information.

Remarks
  • There are two ways to get online Help for a command. You can type help Command, or you can type Command /?. /? is slightly faster.

  • For information about network commands, click net help in Related Topics.

Examples

To see information about the xcopy command, type either of the following:

help xcopy

xcopy /?

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Format Meaning

Italic

Information that the user must supply

Bold

Elements that the user must type exactly as shown

Ellipsis (...)

Parameter that can be repeated several times in a command line

Between brackets ([])

Optional items

Between braces ({}); choices separated by pipe (|). Example: {even|odd}

Set of choices from which the user must choose only one

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Code or program output

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