Help Command (Team Foundation Build)
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Help Command (Team Foundation Build)

Use the help command to display a help topic that contains detailed information about a specified Team Foundation Build command.


Even if you are logged on with administrative credentials, you must open an elevated Command Prompt to perform this function on a server that is running Windows Server 2008. To open an elevated Command Prompt, click Start, right-click Command Prompt, and click Run as Administrator. For more information, see the Microsoft Web site.

TFSBuild help commandname




Specifies a Team Foundation Build command for which you need to display command-line help. If you do not know which command you need, type TFSBuild help for a list of command-line help.

Calling the help command without a commandname parameter displays a list of all commands in the Command Prompt window together with usage requirements and a brief explanation for each. If you include the commandname parameter, help is displayed for the specific command.

The options /? and /h are aliases for help. If you use the /? or /h option with any Team Foundation Build command, you call the help command, with the command name as the commandname parameter.

The following example displays a list of all Team Foundation Build commands including a brief explanation of the syntax.

> TFSBuild help

The following example displays detailed information about the start command.

> TFSBuild help start

The following example displays detailed information about the start command.

> TFSBuild start /?
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