HELP

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HELP is an OpenVMS utility that contains information on the use of commands and descriptions of some OpenVMS concepts such as time formats and lexical functions, as well as lists of commands for a particular purpose (HELP HINTS). It can be viewed by issuing the HELP command. Here is the list of Help root topics:

$ HELP/NOINSTRUCTIONS
 Information available:

  :=         =          @          ACCOUNTING ACL_Editor ALLOCATE   ANALYZE    APPEND     ASSIGN     ATTACH
  AUTHORIZE  AUTOGEN    Avail      BACKUP     BACKUP_API BACKUP_Examples       CALL       CANCEL     CC         CDDVD
  CDSA       CHECKSUM   CLI_Routines          CLOSE      CONFIGURE  CONNECT    CONTINUE   CONV$_Routines
  CONVERT    COPY       CPML       CQUAL_Routines        CREATE     CRTL       CXX        CXXDEMANGLE           CXXL
  CXXLINK    CXXLSTD    Date_Time  DCL_Tips   DCX_Routines          DEALLOCATE DEASSIGN   DEBUG      DECdts     DECK
  DECnet-Plus           DECRYPT    DECthreads DEFINE     DELETE     DEPOSIT    DIAGNOSE   DIFFERENCES
  DIRECTORY  DISABLE    DISCONNECT DISMOUNT   DPML       DSR        DUMP       EDIT       EDT_Routines          ELV
  ENABLE     ENCRYPT    ENCRYPT_Routine       ENDSUBROUTINE         EOD        EOJ        Errors     EXAMINE
  EXCHANGE   EXIT       Expression Ext_File_Specs        FDL        FDL_Routines          Filespec   FINGER     FONT
  FTP        GENCAT     GOSUB      GOTO       HELP       Hints      HPBINARYCHECKER       ICONV      IF
  InfoServer INITIALIZE INQUIRE    INSTALL    Instructions          Integer    JAVA       JOB        KERBEROS   LANACP
  LANCP      LATCP      LBR_Routines          LDAP       Lexicals   LGI_Routines          LIBRARY    LICENSE
  Line_editing          LINK       LMCP       LOCALE     LOGIN      LOGOUT     LPQ        LPRM       MACRO      MAIL
  MAIL_Routines         MERGE      MESSAGE    MIBCOMP    MIME       MONITOR    MOUNT      NCP        NCS
  NCS_Routines          ON         OPEN       PASCAL     PASSWORD   PATCH      PCSI       PHONE      PIPE
  POSIX_Threads         PPPD       PRINT      Privilege  PRODUCT    Protection PSM_Routines          PURGE      Queues
  RCP        READ       RECALL     RECOVER    RENAME     REPLY      REQUEST    RETURN     REXEC      RLOGIN     RMS
  RPC        RPCGEN     RSH        RTL_Routines          RUN        RUNOFF     SAS_Controller        SCACP      SCP
  SEARCH     SET        SFTP       SHOW       SMB_Routines          SORT       SOR_Routines          SPAWN
  Specify    SSH        SSL        SSLOG      START      STOP       String     SUBMIT     SUBROUTINE Symbol
  SYNCHRONIZE           SYSGEN     SYSMAN     System_Services       Sys_Files  Sys_Parameters        TBK_Routines
  tcpdump    TCPIP_Services        TCPTRACE   TELNET     TFF        TN3270     TPU        traceroute TYPE       UCM
  UIC        UNLOCK     VIEW       WAIT       WRITE      WWPPS      XAUTH      XGCP

 

HELP/MESSAGE can be used to view additional information on the last error message or the error message specified as the parameter.