FreeDOS help system (hhstndrd 1.0.8 en)[syntax]

Understanding the Help Topic "Syntax":

On most help topics you will see something like this: command required [optional] [/switch] [/A|/B] Here is an explaination of the different parts of this line: command This is the name of the command. required Anything that follows the command name, which is not in square brackets, [and], is a required parameter. The command will report an error if you don't give this information. [optional] options are written in square brackets, [and]. These change the way the command runs. The square brackets aren't meant to be typed when the command is used. [/switch] Options that begin with a / are called switches. The / symbol is actually typed when the switch is used. [/A|/B] When there is a | symbol, this means there is a choice between two options. Either /A or /B is allowed, but not both. The | isn't meant to be typed when the command is used. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Copyright (C) 2003-2004 Robert Platt, updated 2008 by W. Spiegl. This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO. See the file H2Cpying for copying conditions.