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Id: 52403
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Queue: CPAN

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Requestors: dotan [...]

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Subject: shell command 'help o conf' should be an alias to 'o conf help'
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In the CPAN shell, the command 'o conf help' displays some useful help about commands related to setting configuration options, such as 'o conf init'. However, the command 'help' does not mention that or any other option-related command, it merely gives the not very helpful message: o: 'o conf ...' for config stuff; 'o debug ...' for debugging Regardless if we typed 'help o' or 'help o conf'. In general, I think the help command should allow the shell user to access all help messages, instead of some commands implementing their own help sub-commands, which we do not learn about from the help command. This will maximize the benefit 'help' provides to users who are too busy to RTFM, which I think is the very reason for its existence.

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