This information is for Vicon Shogun 1.7. For up-to-date help, see the latest Shogun documentation.

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This command either launches Shogun's online help or prints the syntax for a command to the command log.

Functional area


Command syntax


help ["topic"][-syntax]


topicstringnoThe command name or topic for which to show information. If you specify the -syntax flag, then this should be the name of a command. If you do not specify the -syntax flag, Shogun launches its online help pages and attempts to locate this topic.


NameFlag argumentsArgument typeExclusive toComments
syntax0Prints the syntax for the topic to the command log. If you specify this flag you must specify a valid command name. Without this flag, Shogun launches its online help pages.

Return value



// Display the syntax for the "create" command in the Log line in
// the status bar and in the Log Viewer
help create -syntax;

// Open Shogun's Help documentation and look for an index item of
// the string "clean up data"
help "clean up data";

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