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Assorted NT/2000/XP/.. CMD.EXE Script Tricks
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This page is edited from the 1cmdfaq.txt faq-file contained in my tscmd.zip command line interface (CLI) collection. That zipped file has much additional material, including a number of detached .cmd script files. It is recommended that you also get the zipped version as a companion.

Please see "The Description and the Index page" for the conditions of usage and other such information.

91} How do I get command-line reference help?

Besides the obvious
or for individual commands e.g.
  HELP /?
one can invoke the desktop version of the Command-line reference
  hh %SYSTEMROOT%\Help\ntcmds.chm

For a single command one can use e.g. the following alternatives
  FOR /?
  hh ntcmds.chm::/set.htm

For putting all the help into continuous text file use
  @echo off & setlocal enableextensions
  if exist help.txt del /p help.txt
  for /f %%f in ('help') do (
    >>help.txt help %%f
    >>help.txt echo ----------------------------------------------------------
    >>help.txt echo.
  endlocal & goto :EOF

If you need install Microsoft Windows Script 5.6 for Windows 2000 and XP including Visual Basic Script Edition (VBScript.) you can look "Script56.CHM" up at Google or start from
and then take up the search for "Microsoft Windows Script 5.6". When you have it installed, the compiled HTML Help file can be called e.g. with something like
  hh "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Script\ScriptDocs\Script56.CHM"

A tip from Walter Briscoe:
  hh -decompile . %SYSTEMROOT%\Help\ntcmds.chm
writes a huge amount of .htm files in the current directory.