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hahaha...that's a funny one...

wait...that question...were you...serious?

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Only for DOS commands in the command prompt (e.x., CD and DIR and whatnot). You can type "help COMMAND" for most of the standard DOS commands. Some other command-line programs support the /? or /help switch, as well.

For anything relatively new, that has a GUI, you are going to have to rely on whatever documentation files (usualy .html or .chm or .txt) that came with the program.

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Really, what kind of functionality did you expect? "Man right-click-on-a-desktop-icon"? It's either the help files, the tooltips that may appear when you hover the mouse over a GUI element, or that "?" button some dialogs have in their bar that you can use to get help about stuff inside the dialog.

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nope i was looking for something like "man glBlendFunc" now in linux that wud hav given the complete function description of the function glBlenFunc. Is there something like that ... ofcourse there is MSDN that gives extensive help but that win32 api specific and its not free right?

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Ooooh, you mean getting help about various API functions,not shell commands. I don't think there is such a thing. You can always work with MSDN online though.

Btw, does 'man glBlendFunc' in linux really gives a man page? I thought 'man' was just for Unix commands.

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http://developer.3dlabs.com/documents/glmanpage_index.htm

typing MSDN glBlendFunc in the google bar on firefox works just like MAN glBlendFunc... it will bring up the msdn page for that function.

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Ooooh, you mean getting help about various API functions,not shell commands. I don't think there is such a thing. You can always work with MSDN online though.

Btw, does 'man glBlendFunc' in linux really gives a man page? I thought 'man' was just for Unix commands.


yes mikeman .. it does .. have the libgl* libraries installed and it gives man for all gl function .. i think even the extensions help are there using man

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