4.1. The help files
Before you can really start learning to code, you'll have to get used to reading the help files. This Guide can't completely replace the help files, it can only supplement them. It's useful to know how these files are arranged when you need to look something up. Just don't try to read lots of help files in a row, or you'll end up messed up like me.

There are 5 main sections to the help files: topics, commands, flags, functions, and comsys.

Now, wouldn't it be nice if the main screen of 'help' gave you that kind of useful information? Alas, 'help' alone is the same as 'help help', which mentions a few of the sections, and then how to read the syntax of command help files. Now that's important, but not the first thing a newbie should see in the help files. Oh well. Go read it now.

That basically tells you that every time the help files describe a command, the parameters (sometimes called "args" - I'm willing to bet that's an onomatopoeia :) that you have to type are in <angle brackets>, and the optional ones are in [square brackets] as well. Also, ... after something in square brackets means that you can repeat it ad nauseam.

Each section of the Guide from now on will include a 'Related Helps:' section at the top. This section might as well have them too, so I'll put them here.

Related Helps: help, topics, commands, commands2, flags, functions

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