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:
This is the name of the command.
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.
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.
Options that begin with a / are called switches. The / symbol is
actually typed when the switch is used.
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 © 2003-2004 Robert Platt, updated 2008 by W. Spiegl.
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