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Re: Issue #402

From: Tripp Lilley <tlilley_at_perspex.com>
Date: 2001-07-24 19:16:12 CEST

On Tue, 24 Jul 2001, Christopher Conrad wrote:

> How should svn help work? Technically, it's an error because help
> requires the command you're requesting help for; but what does everyone
> else think?

As a datapoint, "p4 help" lists the possible invocations of "p4 help ..."
to stdout. If you invoke "p4 help ..." with a command name or help
subtopic that doesn't exist, then it prints an error to stderr:

[tlilley@charmin 20010424-01]$ p4 help

    Perforce -- the Fast Software Configuration Management System.

    p4 is Perforce's client tool for the command line. Try:

        p4 help simple list most common commands
        p4 help commands list all commands
        p4 help command help on a specific command
        p4 help environment list environment and registry variables
        p4 help filetypes list supported file types
        p4 help jobview help on jobview syntax
        p4 help revisions help on specifying file revisions
        p4 help usage generic command line arguments
        p4 help views help on view syntax

    The full user manual is available at http://www.perforce.com/manual.

    Server 2000.2/19520.

[tlilley@charmin 20010424-01]$ p4 help > /dev/null
[tlilley@charmin 20010424-01]$ p4 help ficus > /dev/null
No help for ficus.
[tlilley@charmin 20010424-01]$

   Tripp Lilley  *  http://stargate.eheart.sg505.net/~tlilley/
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