The bos help command displays the complete online help entry (short
description and syntax statement) for each command operation code
specified by the -topic argument. If the -topic argument is omitted,
the output includes the first line (name and short description) of the
online help entry for every bos command.
To list every bos command whose name or short description includes a
specified keyword, use the bos apropos command.
-topic <help string>+
Indicates each command for which to display the complete online help
entry. Omit the bos part of the command name, providing only the
operation code (for example, specify status, not bos status). If
this argument is omitted, the output briefly describes every bos
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are
The online help entry for each bos command consists of the following two
or three lines:
The first line names the command and briefly describes its function.
The second line lists aliases for the command, if any.
The final line, which begins with the string "Usage", lists the command's
options in the prescribed order. Online help entries use the same symbols
(for example, brackets) as the reference pages in this document.
The following command displays the online help entry for the bos status
% bos help status
bos status: show server instance status
Usage: bos status -server <machine name> [-instance <server
process name>+] [-long] [-cell <cell name>] [-noauth]
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