RevOnline: New version of Shell Command Help

Peter Brigham MD pmbrig at
Thu Jan 6 17:02:33 EST 2011

On Jan 5, 2011, at 2:22 PM, Bob Sneidar wrote:

> Thanks pretty useful if you know already what the command is you  
> need help with. Looks like you are getting the man pages via a shell  
> call yourself.
> What would make this marketable is if there was a way to list all  
> the shell commands available to the system and present them to the  
> user in a list, have the user be able to click on a shell command  
> and have the man page load, and then be able to insert the command  
> into a rev script with the proper LiveCode syntax. I would pay money  
> for that!
> Bob

That was just my reaction to the stack -- great if you know what  
you're doing already, but you have to know shell commands. (I dropped  
it into my Plugins folder anyway....)

Is there a shell command to get all the shell commands on the  
currently running system? If so, it should be a snap to expand the  
stack accordingly.

> On Dec 28, 2010, at 1:55 AM, Phil Davis wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> I just uploaded a new version of the Shell() Command Help plugin.
>> New features:
>> - Search for words in the displayed help text.
>> - Print the displayed help text.
>> - Use arrow keys to retrieve previous commands (like the LC message  
>> box).
>> Enjoy!
>> -- 
>> Phil Davis

-- Peter

Peter M. Brigham
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