JSI Tip 2815. Windows 2000 CMD help.

In Windows NT, the CMD help is NTCmds.hlp. In Windows 2000, it is NTcmds.chm, which can't be opened directly.

While you can save the help page in Help Favorites, I prefer to set up a shortcut to a batch file, or use Start / Run. Create NTcmds.bat containing:

@echo off
start hh.exe ms-its:%WINDIR%\Help\windows.chm::/ntcmds.htm
exit

Create a shortcut to NTcmds.bat and set it to run Minimized.

If you wanted to view a particular help topic, you could use the syntax from the following examples:

hh.exe ms-its:%WINDIR%\Help\ntcmds.chm::/for.htm

hh.exe ms-its:%WINDIR%\Help\ntcmds.chm::/set.htm


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