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Commands/help

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Aliases
Restrictions

None

First introduced

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

Provides help/list of commands.

Syntax
  • Java Edition
help [page|command name]
Alternative command:
? [page|command name]
  • Pocket Edition
help <command: string>
help [page: int]
Alternative command:
? <command: string>
? [page: int]
Arguments
page|command name (PE: page: int or command: string) (optional)
Specifies the page number of the command list or the command to provide help for. If not specified, defaults to 1 (the first page of the command list).
Result
Fails if page is not a valid page number, or if command name is not a valid command name. Technically fails even if a valid command name is specified, although it displays the usage of the command.
On success, displays a page of the command list. Multiplayer commands will not be displayed while in singleplayer, even when open to LAN players.
If a valid command name was specified, displays the usage for that command. For some complicated commands may show only the basic usage — additional information can sometimes be gained by attempting to type the command and using the auto-complete control (defaults to Tab ↹ key) to explore available options for each argument.
If the command is run via command block, it gives various messages prefixed with "Searge says: " as the previous output when activated: "Yolo", "/achievement take achievement.understandCommands @p", "Ask for help on twitter", "/deop @p", "Scoreboard deleted, commands blocked", "Contact helpdesk for help", "/testfornoob @p", "/trigger warning", "Oh my god, it's full of stats", "/kill @p[name=!Searge]", "Have you tried turning it off and on again?", "Sorry, no help today".
Examples
To display the first page of the command list: ? or help
To display the third page of the command list: ? 3
To display the usage for the help command: help help