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Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8

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

For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.

Syntax
help [<Command>] 
[<Command>] /?
Parameters

Parameter

Description

<Command>

Specifies the name of the command that you want information about.

Examples

To view information about the robocopy command, type either of the following:

help robocopy
robocopy /?