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sccs-help(1)			 User Commands			  sccs-help(1)

NAME
       sccs-help, help - ask for help regarding	SCCS error or warning messages

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/ccs/bin/help [argument]...

DESCRIPTION
       The  help  utility retrieves information	to further explain errors mes-
       sages and warnings from SCCS commands. It also provides	some  informa-
       tion  about SCCS	command	usage. If no arguments are given, help prompts
       for one.

       An argument may be a message number (which normally appears  in	paren-
       theses  following  each SCCS error or warning message), or an SCCS com-
       mand name.  help	responds with an explanation of	the message or a usage
       line for	the command.

       When  the argument is all non-numeric, the text is searched in the file
       cmds.  See the section FILES below for the related base directory.

       When the	argument starts	with alpha characters and ends in numbers, the
       alpha  prefix is	used as	a key to locate	a file.	 If the	key is seen in
       the helploc file, a new directory prefix	is taken from that file,  else
       it  is  used as a file name with	the standard prefix to search for mes-
       sages.  The remainder of	the argument is	used to	search a label in  the
       message file and	to print the message text.

       When  the  argument starts with numbers,	or a file related to key could
       not be found, the text is searched in the file default.

       When all	else fails, try	`/usr/ccs/bin/help  stuck'.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       See environ(5) for descriptions of the following	environment  variables
       that  affect  the execution of help(1): LANG, LC_ALL, LC_CTYPE, LC_MES-
       SAGES, and NLSPATH.

EXIT STATUS
       The following exit values are returned:

       0    Successful completion.

       1    No help could be printed.

FILES
       /usr/ccs/lib/help/locale/locale_name
		      directory	containing files of message text

       /usr/ccs/lib/help/locale/C
		      directory	containing default files of  message  text  in
		      case that	there is no text for the current locale

       /usr/ccs/lib/help/helploc
		      A	 file  to  map search keys to alternate	directories to
		      look for help messages. Each line	in the file contains a
		      search  key, a TAB character and a directory name.  If a
		      matching key is found, the file searched for messages is
		      named: directory_name/locale_name/key

FILE FORMAT
       The message files use the following format:

       *	      Lines  that  start  with	a star are ignored and used as
		      comments.

       -label	      Lines that start with a minus sign and that end in a la-
		      bel mark the beginning of	message	text related to	label.

       other	      Other  text  is  the message block that is printed until
		      the next label ot	the end	of the file is seen.

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE	TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Availability		     |SUNWsprot			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       sccs(1),	 sccs-add(1),  sccs-admin(1),	sccs-branch(1),	  sccs-cdc(1),
       sccs-check(1),	  sccs-clean(1),     sccs-comb(1),     sccs-commit(1),
       sccs-create(1),	  sccs-cvt(1),	  sccs-deledit(1),     sccs-delget(1),
       sccs-delta(1),	  sccs-diffs(1),     sccs-edit(1),     sccs-editor(1),
       sccs-enter(1),	  sccs-fix(1),	   sccs-get(1),	     sccs-histfile(1),
       sccs-info(1),	 sccs-init(1),	   sccs-istext(1),     sccs-ldiffs(1),
       sccs-log(1), sccs-print(1), sccs-prs(1),	sccs-prt(1), sccs-rcs2sccs(1),
       sccs-remove(1),	   sccs-rename(1),     sccs-rmdel(1),	 sccs-root(1),
       sccs-sact(1),	sccs-sccsdiff(1),    sccs-status(1),	 sccs-tell(1),
       sccs-unedit(1), sccs-unget(1), sccs-val(1), bdiff(1), diff(1), what(1),
       sccschangeset(4), sccsfile(4), attributes(5), environ(5), standards(5).

AUTHORS
       The SCCS	suite was originally written by	Marc J.	Rochkind at Bell  Labs
       in 1972.	 Release 4.0 of	SCCS, introducing new versions of the programs
       admin(1), get(1), prt(1), and delta(1) was published  on	 February  18,
       1977;  it  introduced  the  new	text based SCCS	v4 history file	format
       (previous SCCS releases used a binary history file format).   The  SCCS
       suite  was later	maintained by various people at	AT&T and Sun Microsys-
       tems.  Since 2006, the SCCS suite is maintained by Joerg	Schilling.

SOURCE DOWNLOAD
       A frequently updated source code	for the	SCCS suite is included in  the
       schilytools  project  and may be	retrieved from the schilytools project
       at Sourceforge at:

	   http://sourceforge.net/projects/schilytools/

       The download directory is:

	   http://sourceforge.net/projects/schilytools/files/

       Check for the schily-*.tar.bz2 archives.

       Less frequently updated source code for the SCCS	suite is at:

	   http://sourceforge.net/projects/sccs/files/

       Separate	project	informations for the SCCS  project  may	 be  retrieved
       from:

	   http://sccs.sf.net

SunOS 5.11			  2020/08/05			  sccs-help(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES | EXIT STATUS | FILES | FILE FORMAT | ATTRIBUTES | SEE ALSO | AUTHORS | SOURCE DOWNLOAD

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