|The Windowing Interface|
The Help window is used to
access the debugger's hypertext help
system. You can use the following formats of the
command to open the Help window:
help printopens the Help window and displays help information about the
Note: The pair of angle brackets <> is used as a placeholder to specify the name of the window in which the cursor is currently located. When you press the PF key, the name of your current window is substituted for <> and the command is executed. For example, pressing the PF1 key when the cursor is in the Log window issues the following command:
window help <>
Since the cursor is in the Log window,
log is substituted for the <> placeholder symbol when the
command is executed. See Using Placeholders in Window Subcommands for additional information about the <> placeholder.
The left side of the Status window identifies the PF key assigned
to the help <> command. Normally, the PF1 key
is assigned to this command. If no key is assigned, the Status window displays
HELP:HELP, which indicates that you must issue the
command from the Command window in order to access the help system.
Pressing the help key opens the Help window, which then displays context-sensitive help information based on the current location of the cursor. For example, Help Window, Command Window Card shows the Help window that is displayed by pressing the PF1 key while the cursor is located in the Command window.
Help Window, Command Window Card
|Hypertext Cards and Links|
The Help window
displays information in hypertext format on hypertext cards. For example, Help Window, Command Window Card shows
the card for the Command window. These cards are displayed one at a time.
You move between cards by a networks of links. A link has special display
attributes that distinguish it from the surrounding text in a card. When you
are running the debugger, links are displayed in either green or bold, depending
on the characteristics of your terminal. You select a link by moving the cursor
onto the link and pressing the ENTER key.
navigation links always appear in the upper-left corner of the Help window.
The navigation links are labeled NEXT, PREV, BTRK, INDEX,
and HELP. As described in Help Window, these links are used
to move rapidly through the help system following a predefined path or to
move back through the cards you have selected.
Most cards also display links that are embedded in the text of the card. For example, the Command window card shown in Help Window, Command Window Card contains a link called debugger commands on the first line of the description. Selecting this link causes the COMMAND DIRECTORY card, shown in Help Window, COMMAND DIRECTORY Card, to be displayed. The COMMAND DIRECTORY card contains additional links to cards that describe each of the debugger commands. By selecting the help link, you can access the card shown in Help Window, Help Command Card.
Help Window, COMMAND DIRECTORY Card
Help Window, Help Command Card
Some links are associated to pop-up windows. Selecting such a link causes a pop-up window to be displayed inside the Help window. For example, selecting the link named examples on the help card shown in Help Window, Help Command Card causes the pop-up window shown in Help Window, Pop-Up Window to be displayed. After you read a pop-up window, press the ENTER key to close the pop-up window and return to the card from which it was selected.
Help Window, Pop-Up Window
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