# An MS command line equivalent to Linux's “man” for help on Latex files?

Is there an MS DOS command line equivalent to Linux's "man" for finding help on Latex files?

e.g., if I were running Latex on Linux I could do:

``````man texify
``````

to discover a file like this, from which I could learn, say, that `--clean` as a parameter will clean up auxiliary files after compilation. Instead, I find myself bothering the good people of Stack Exchange with questions like this. I've tried

``````help texify
``````

and

``````texify /?
``````

to no avail.

Basically, I'd just like to be self-sufficient, working with the man-files rather than running to the forums with every question of mine.

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`texdoc X` will generally work, where `X` is a package (`texdoc xcolor`) or a documentclass (`texdoc revtex4-1`) or a command (`texdoc texify`) will generally work. Also some others: eg `texdoc miktex` for the miktex manual, `texdoc source2e` for the complete documented latex2e sources or `texdoc letterfaq` for the complete TeX FAQ.
If the same command line switches work as on the Linux/MacOS side of things, you can also do `texdoc -s <name>` to find all the documentation that contains <name> in its filename. This sometimes works better if your first attempt brings up something unexpected. –  Alan Munn Feb 23 '11 at 3:52
It seems `texdoc` in TeX Live is more powerful than MiKTeX. –  Leo Liu Feb 23 '11 at 4:38
I should add: using your response as a starting point, I was able to find here that `mthelp` is to MikTeX (my distribution) as `texdoc` is TexLive. –  lowndrul Feb 23 '11 at 8:19
FYI, I posted a follow-up question here regarding how to use this utility (or something similar) for finding documentation on particular latex macros (e.g., `\section`) –  lowndrul Feb 23 '11 at 19:33
if you have installed a tcl/tk version, then you can run `texdoctk`