The HELP utility of SIC is structured at three different levels. Without an argument, HELP gives the list of available help. Since SIC is a multi-language system, HELP Language_Name prints one line description of all commands of the named language. For example, HELP SIC gives a one line description of all the SIC monitor commands. HELP Command_Name prints more detailed information on that command. For some command, the help text is divided in subtopics which can be accessed by typing HELP Command_Name Subtopic.
If you consult a long HELP text, you may use the PAGE mode. You will then be prompted for continuation when the screen is full. The page mode is usually set by default on ``intelligent'' terminals, and you can switch between PAGE and SCROLL mode for the help using command
SIC> SIC HELP PAGE or SIC HELP SCROLL
On-line access to the documentation can be obtained by
SIC> SIC HELP CONTENT or SIC HELP INDEXIn CONTENT mode, HELP Command displays the documentation page indicated for the specified Command by the table of content, while in INDEX mode, the first page indicated in the index is displayed.