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Manual Page

Discussion in 'T&T - Scripting' started by Joe Caverly, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. Joe Caverly

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    :: MAN.BTM
    ::
    :: Joe Caverly, 2011
    ::
    :: Written using;
    ::   TCC  13.01.31   Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    ::   TCC Build 31   Windows XP Build 2600  Service Pack 3
    ::
    :: "The quick help has never had (and will never have) all the options in all
    ::   the commands. The only guaranteed, authoritative help is the html help."
    ::
    :: From http://jpsoft.com/forums/support/3375-osd-error.html
    ::
    :: Keeping this in mind, I have created a batch script called MAN.BTM, which
    ::  displays the Manual Page for a TCC command, variable, or function.
    ::
    :: Since web help is now available, I can use the Links Text Browser to view
    ::  the Web Help Page for a command, variable, or function from TCC.
    :: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Links_(web_browser)
    ::
    :: Example usage to find help for a command;
    ::
    :: man osd
    ::
    :: Example usage to find help for a variable;
    ::
    :: man _consoleb
    ::
    :: Example usage to find help for a function;
    ::
    :: man f_consoleb
    ::
    :: To exit from the Manual Page, I just press q and then y
    ::
    ::
    @echo off
    setlocal
    :: Save the current buffer handle
    set bookmark=%@consoleb[-1]
    ::
    :: Create a new console screen buffer
    echo %@consoleb[0] > nul
    set ncsb=%_consoleb
    ::
    :: Manual Page
    c:\utils\links-0.98.exe "http://jpsoft.com/help/%1.htm"
    ::
    :: Switch back to saved screen buffer
    echo %@consoleb[%bookmark] > nul
    ::
    :: Close the screen buffer used for man
    echo %@fileclose[%ncsb] > nul
    endlocal
    
     

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