p4 help

Provide command-line help for Helix server.

Syntax conventions

p4 [g-opts] help
p4 [g-opts] help keyword
p4 [g-opts] help command


p4 help

  • displays a topic describing the named command or keyword
  • is similar to this manual, but more concise and without hyperlinks

p4 help with no arguments lists all the available p4 help options.

p4 help command provides help on the named command.

p4 help keyword takes the following keywords as arguments:

Command and Keyword Meaning Equivalent Topic, Chapter, or Manual

p4 help administration

Help on specialized administration topics.

p4 admin topic

p4 help charset

Describes how to control Unicode translation.


p4 help commands

Lists all the Perforce commands.

Commands - alphabetical list

p4 help configurables

Describes all of the server configuration variables.

Configurables chapter

p4 help dvcs

Describes decentralized version control with Perforce.

Using Helix Core Server for Distributed Versioning manual

p4 help environment

Lists the Perforce environment variables and their meanings.

Environment and registry variables chapter

p4 help extension Mentions p4 help serverextensionintro and p4 help clientextensionintro p4 extension topic and Helix Core Extensions Developer Guide

p4 help filetypes

Lists the Perforce filetypes and their meanings.

File types chapter

p4 help graph-depot Lists the commands for graph depots. A depot of type graph is used to store Git repos in the Helix server.

Graph depot commands topic and Helix4Git Administrator Guide

p4 help jobview

Describes Perforce jobviews.

p4 jobs topic

p4 help legal

Lists the third-party software licenses that the server uses.

License Statements topic

p4 help -l legal

Lists the third-party software licenses that the local client (such as P4V) uses.

p4 help networkaddress

Help on network address syntax.

P4PORT topic

p4 help replication

Describes specialized replication topics.

Deployment architecture in Helix Core Server Administrator Guide

p4 help revisions

Describes Perforce revision specifiers.

File specifications chapter

p4 help simple

Provides short descriptions of the eight most basic Perforce commands.

Basic tasks in Helix Core Server User Guide

p4 help streamintro Explains what streams are and the commands typically used with streams. streams-based Tutorial and Streams chapter in Helix Core Server User Guide

p4 help usage

Lists the six options available with all Perforce commands.

Global options chapter

p4 help views

Describes the meaning of Perforce views.

Views chapter

Usage Notes

Can File Arguments Use Revision Specifier? Can File Arguments Use Revision Range? Minimal Access Level Required




Related Commands

To view information about the current Helix server configuration

p4 info

To review a list of commands for depots of type graph for the git data model p4 help-graph (graph)