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Detailed help at the TCC command prompt

TCC has a great help file (tcmd.chm), but is lacking detailed help at the TCC command prompt (/?)

For example, SET /? returns
c:\program files\jpsoft\tcmd23>set /?
Display, create, modify, or delete environment variables.

SET [/A /B /D /E /M /O /P /R file... /RO /S /T:type /U /V /X] [name[=][value ]]
        file:  One or more files containing variable definitions
        /A(rithmetic)           /R(ead from file)
        /D(efault variables)    /S(ystem variables)
        /E(nv vars)             /U(ser variables)
        /O(verwrite)            /V(olatile variables)
        /P(ause)                /X override VariableExclude

...which is fine, and more detailed help is available by typing SET at the command prompt, pressing F1, and up pops the tcmd.chm help file to the details for the SET command.

Since JPSoft says that TCC is "A command processor compatible with CMD", you can also view more detailed help about the SET command, from the TCC command prompt, with the following;
cmd /c set /? | *list
cmd /c set /? | *view

As TCC does not support Microsoft commands external to CMD, help is not available for these in the tcmd.chm help file.

As an example, TCC has the internal command WMIQUERY, and the @WMI function, but the tcmd.chm help file refers you to the Microsoft web site for more detailed help information.

If you want more detailed information for WMIQUERY and @WMI at the TCC command prompt, you can use the help for the Microsoft WMIC command...
wmic /? | *list

If you want more detailed information for the Microsoft ROBOCOPY command...
robocopy /? | *list

For XCOPY...
xcopy /? | *list

...and so on.

You just said the reason. TCC has help file, Microsoft… has it too, but it's less known and way less exhaustive.

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