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HELP Windows Command



This windows command-line tool is for Online Help.

CMD Line

CMD Line is a text-based interface that transfers the command from the user to the OS.

CLI-Command Line Interpreter

The command-line interpreter (CLI) for windows is CMD.EXE. Also, you can use PowerShell which can automize many system administration tasks and these tasks are not approachable in command prompt. With the help of the CLI, you can communicate with your system by typing the text in commands. As a result, your system answers to the text that you have typed previously, and then the user can proceed with the next command line that shows up.

To open the Run command Window

Run command window helps you to run programs, open the files and folders. And there are several ways to open up the run command dialog box. This run command box is useful for you to head straight to the destined program easily.

By using the Keyboard shortcut Key:


One of the most commonly used methods is the Shortcut key method. Also, this method is in all versions of Windows. You need to press the Windows+ R key concurrently to open the Run command dialog box.

Run command box
Run command box

What does the HELP command do?

This windows command-line tool is for online aid for Windows. Most commands will give help when run with /? Or -?. If used without parameters, it lists and explains every system command.

For GUI from START, you can get help START-help or by running the help files directly from *C:\WINDOWS\help*


WINHELP [options] helpfile.hlp

WINHLP32.exe [options] helpFile

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Parameter Explanation

  • -H – Displays help about help.
  • -G[n]– Build a .gid file and quit, If at all a number is specified, it determines which extensible tab to display by default the first time the help file is opened cannot be used with -S.
  • -S – Create a .gid file without showing an animated icon cannot be used with -G. (winhlp32 only)
  • -W window – Specifies the window for displaying the topic cannot be used with -P.
  • -P – Displays the topic in a pop-up window , cannot be used with -W. You must use the -P switch in combination with the -N or -I switch.
  • -N contextNum | -I topicID – Specifies the topic to open using either a topic number, or a topic ID string
  • -K keyword – Specifies the topic to open using a keyword cannot be used with -N or -I.


  • To get information about the DATE command , use

help DATE

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Hope through this article you get to know about the HELP command which is used to get help for the specified command. If you have any suggestions or questions regarding this article, let us know in the comment section, we will update it to you shortly.

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