Commands/help

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help
Aliases
Restrictions

None

First introduced

Java Edition 1.3.1 (12w17a)
PE Alpha 0.16.0 (PE Alpha 0.16.0 build 1)

Provides help/lists of commands.

Syntax[edit]

  • Java Edition
help
Lists all commands.
help <command>
Shows usages for one command.
  • Bedrock Edition
help <command: CommandName>
Shows usages for one command.
help [page: int]
Lists all commands.

Arguments[edit]

JE<command>: string
BE: command: CommandName: basic_string

Must be a string. In Java Edition, it must be a greedy phrase (taking the rest of the command as the string argument). In Bedrock Edition, it must be a single word (no spaces).
Specifies the command name to provide help for. In Java Edition, entering more specific parameters of that command is allowed.

BE: page: int: int

Must be a 32-bit integer number. And it must be between -2147483648 and 2147483647 (inclusive).
Specifies the page number of the command list. Numbers less than 1 or greater than the total number of pages are treated as 1 or the last page respectively.

Result[edit]

CommandTriggerJava EditionBedrock Edition
anythe arguments are not specified correctly Unparseable Failed
/help <command>
/help <command: CommandName>
the specified command name is invalid Failed
anyOn successDisplays the usage of command(s).

Output[edit]

CommandEditionSituationSuccess Count/execute store succeess .../execute store result ...
anyJava EditionOn fail000
On success11the number of listed command usages
Bedrock EditionOn fail0N/AN/A
On success1N/AN/A

Note[edit]

Multiplayer commands are not displayed while in singleplayer, even when open to LAN players.

In Java Edition, for some complicated commands may show only the basic usage; additional information can be supplied by entering more specific parameters of that command.

Examples[edit]

  • To display (the first page of‌[Bedrock Edition only]) the command list: /help.
  • To display the usage for the /give command: /help give.
  • To display the usage for the add section of the /scoreboard command: /help scoreboard add.

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.3.112w17aAdded /help.
1.916w02aRunning /help in a command block now randomly uses a humorous phrase as the output.
1.13?Running /help in a command block no longer shows a humorous phrase as the output.
?/help is no longer split into pages.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.16.0build 1Added /help.