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HELP(1)								       HELP(1)

NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     help - ask	for help about SCCS error messages and commands

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     help [args]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     Help finds	information to explain a message from an SCCS command or
     explain the use of	an SCCS	command.  Zero or more arguments may be
     supplied.	If no arguments	are given, help	will prompt for	one.

     The arguments may be either message numbers (which	normally appear	in
     parentheses following messages) or	command	names, of one of the following

	type 1	 Begins	with non-numerics, ends	in numerics.  The non-numeric
		 prefix	is usually an abbreviation for the program or set of
		 routines which	produced the message (e.g., ge6, for message 6
		 from the get command).

	type 2	 Does not contain numerics (as a command, such as get)

	type 3	 Is all	numeric	(e.g., 212)

     The response of the program will be the explanatory information related
     to	the argument, if there is any.

     When all else fails, try ``help stuck''.

EXAMPLE    [Toc]    [Back]

	  help he1

     prints the	message	for error number "he1".

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     /usr/lib/help	    directory containing files of message text.

     /usr/lib/help/helploc  file containing locations of help files not	in

DIAGNOSTICS    [Toc]    [Back]

     Use help(1) for explanations.

NOTES    [Toc]    [Back]

     help(1) is	not a general help facility.  It only knows about the SCCS
     commands and error	messages generated by those commands.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     admin(1), delta(1), edit(1), get(1)

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