AFS online help consists of basic syntax messages. The AFS distribution also includes help in HTML format which your system administrator can make available to you.
To display a brief description of a command, its syntax statement, and alias if any, use the help operation code. For example, to display the online help entry for the fs listacl command, enter the following command:
% fs help listacl fs listacl: list access control list aliases: la Usage: fs listacl [-path <dir/file path>+] [-id] [-if] [-help]
To display the syntax statement only, use the -help flag, which is available on most AFS commands. For example, to display the syntax statement for the fs setacl command, enter the following command:
% fs setacl -help Usage: fs setacl -dir <directory>+ -acl <access list entries>+ [-clear] [-negative] [-id] [-if] [-help]
To display a short description of all of a command suite's operation codes, issue the help operation code without any other arguments. For example, the fs help command displays a short description of every operation code in the fs command suite.
To display a list of the commands in a command suite that concern a certain type of object, provide a relevant keyword argument to the apropos operation code. For example, if you want to set an ACL but cannot remember which fs command to use, issue the following command:
% fs apropos set setacl: set access control list setcachesize: set cache size setcell: set cell status setclientaddrs: set client network interface addresses setquota: set volume quota setserverprefs: set file server ranks setvol: set volume status sysname: get/set sysname (i.e. @sys) value
The following message indicates that there are no commands whose names or descriptions include the keyword string you have provided:
Sorry, no commands found
If the keyword you provide has spaces in it, enclose it in double quotes (" ").