It appears that "view filename" and "v filename" both run the same external program, "V", by Charles Prineas, version 13.1.20 TC.There's no such thing as "V" in Take Command. That's an external app from another company.
Perhaps you meant to do "view readme.txt" and then press F1?
Thanks, Steve. I get the same behavior, too, with Win7 SP1. However, that was not what I was pointing out. It was that help within the view application could not be found. Maybe there's an environment variable that needs to be set that would fix it . . .WinXP SP3, TCC 14.00.23 - standalone (not in a TCMD tab). Command line contains "VIEW". Pressed F1, VIEW page of tcmd.chm was displayed correctly.