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Offline bradhansen1Topic starter

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Help files
« on: September 08, 2023, 10:12:00 PM »
Hey All, seems the more I advance the more I fall behind. Only been using
this computer since 1988 and I am still lost. I have upgraded my A1200 thanks to Hyperion helping me recover a Serial number. But
now when I press the Help key nothing happens when before it used to
open the OS3.2 Help pages. Which was great to use. There was another
way to open it, from the Shell I believe, but I lost it. If someone could
point me to that or other wise give me some advise on how to access
it, I would be most appreciative.
Brad Hansen

Offline AndyFC

Re: Help files
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2023, 08:26:06 AM »
I don't use an Amiga keyboard and the scroll lock key, which is supposedly mapped to Help doesn't work, but I don't know if that's hardware or software related.

Just typing 'help' in shell brings up the OS 3.2 help pages for me though.
A1200 in DIY Tower. 3.2 ROMs (softkicking 3.2.2), OS 3.2.2 with ClassicWB, CF card, CD RW and IDE to SD adapter running off the internal IDE port (using the A4000 4-port IDE adapter from Amigakit), Pistorm 32 lite with Pi4/2GB/Emu68 or Blizzard 1230-IV, with 32MB 60ns RAM and 50MHz 68882 FPU. 3COM PCMCIA Network card running with Miami DX.
MorphOS on PowerMac G5 and ATI 9600 pro

Offline kolla

Re: Help files
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2023, 05:43:33 PM »
From what I recall, the help files are installed in HELP:<language>/Sys, where <language> is the langauge you selected to use during install. If you change language setting afterwards, help stops working. The entire “help system” is just a shell script, with … plenty of … room for improvements.
A3000/060CSPPC+CVPPC/128MB + 256MB BigRAM/Deneb USB
A600/V600v2/Subway USB
MiSTer, MiST, FleaFPGAs and original Minimig
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