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       App::Cmd::Command::help - display a command's help screen


       version 0.331


       This command will either list all of the application commands and their abstracts, or
       display the usage screen for a subcommand with its description.


       The help text is generated from three sources:

       ·   The "usage_desc" method

       ·   The "description" method

       ·   The "opt_spec" data structure

       The "usage_desc" method provides the opening usage line, following the specification
       described in Getopt::Long::Descriptive.  In some cases, the default "usage_desc" in
       App::Cmd::Command may be sufficient and you will only need to override it to provide
       additional command line usage information.

       The "opt_spec" data structure is used with Getopt::Long::Descriptive to generate the
       description of the options.

       Subcommand classes should override the "discription" method to provide additional
       information that is prepended before the option descriptions.

       For example, consider the following subcommand module:

         package YourApp::Command::initialize;

         # This is the default from App::Cmd::Command
         sub usage_desc {
           my ($self) = @_;
           my $desc = $self->SUPER::usage_desc; # "%c COMMAND %o"
           return "$desc [DIRECTORY]";

         sub description {
           return "The initialize command prepares the application...";

         sub opt_spec {
           return (
             [ "skip-refs|R",  "skip reference checks during init", ],
             [ "values|v=s@",  "starting values", { default => [ 0, 1, 3 ] } ],


       That module would generate help output like this:

         $ yourapp help initialize
         yourapp initialize [-Rv] [long options...] [DIRECTORY]

         The initialize command prepares the application...

               --help            This usage screen
               -R --skip-refs    skip reference checks during init
               -v --values       starting values


       Ricardo Signes <>


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