GNU Dictionary Server
B.2.8 The HELP Command
- Command: HELP
HELPcommand provides a short summary of commands that are understood by the server. The response begins with a ‘113’ code, followed by textual body defined in
help-textconfiguration file statement (see help-text), which is terminated by a dot on a line by itself. A ‘250’ response code finishes the output. For example:
113 help text follows DEFINE database word -- look up word in database MATCH database strategy word -- match word in database SHOW DB -- list all accessible databases SHOW DATABASES -- list all accessible databases SHOW STRAT -- list available matching strategies SHOW STRATEGIES -- list available matching strategies SHOW INFO database -- provide database information SHOW SERVER -- provide site-specific information CLIENT info -- identify client to server STATUS -- display timing information HELP -- display this help information QUIT -- terminate connection . 250 Ok
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