PowerShell: Builtin Help

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help name

Show the doc or full name of a thing name.

pwsh help 2021-01-31
pwsh help dir, on Microsoft Windows 10
help name -online

Show help in a browser.

help help

Show how to use help, and topics.

help about*

List all help topics starting with “about”, useful for looking up syntax and data structure.

Help Screen Keys

These are the basic keys.

On Windows, to see previous page: exit help, then PageUp. On Linux/MacOS, press b.

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