Getting Help

Type help at the ASMCMD prompt or as a command in noninteractive mode to view general information about ASMCMD and a list of available ASMCMD commands.

You can type help command to display help text for a specific command, including usage information about how to run the command with its options.

The following is an example of the use of the help command.

Example 10-5 Displaying ASMCMD help text

ASMCMD [+] > help startup
        startup [--nomount] [--restrict] [--pfile <pfile.ora>]
        Start the ASM instance.
        [--nomount]           specifies the nomount option.
        [--restrict]          start the instance in restricted mode.
        [--pfile <pfile.ora>] specifies the location of the pfile.