Online help for MS Windows - most NT commands will give help when run with /? or -? (COMMAND /? or COMMAND -?)
GUI Help is available from START - Help or by running the help files directly:
WINHELP [options] helpfile.hlp
WINHLP32.exe [options] helpFile
In XP: C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\HelpCtr.exe
-H show help about help
-G[n] Build a .gid file and quit,
If a number is specified, it determines which extensible tab to
display by default the first time the help file is opened.
A value of 1 would be the first tab beyond the Find tab.
This command cannot be used with -S.
-S Create a .gid file without showing an animated icon.
Cannot be used with -G. (winhlp32 only)
Specify the window for displaying the topic.
This command cannot be used with -P.
-P Show the topic in a pop-up window.
This command cannot be used with -W.
You must use the -P switch in combination with the
-N (context number) or -I (topic ID) switch.
-N contextNum | -I topicID
Specify the topic to open using either a topic number,
(defined in the [MAP] section of the HPJ file.)
or a topic ID string
(# footnote in the topic).
Specify the topic to open using a keyword.
This command cannot be used with -N or -I.
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