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Permission level




Provides help/lists of commands.


  • Java Edition
Lists all commands.
help <command>
Shows usages for one command.
  • Bedrock Edition
help <command: CommandName>
Shows usages for one command.
help [page: int]
Lists all commands.


JE<command>: string
BE: command: CommandName: basic_string

Must be a string. In Java Edition, it is a greedy phrase (taking the rest of the command as the string argument). In Bedrock Edition, it must be a single word (no spaces).
Specifies the command name to provide help for. In Java Edition, entering more specific parameters of that command is allowed.

BE: page: int: int

Must be a 32-bit integer number. And it must be between -2147483648 and 2147483647 (inclusive).
Specifies the page number of the command list. Numbers less than 1 or greater than the total number of pages are treated as 1 or the last page respectively.


CommandTriggerJava EditionBedrock Edition
anythe arguments are not specified correctly Unparseable Failed
/help <command>
/help <command: CommandName>
the specified command name is invalid Failed
anyOn successDisplays the usage of command(s).


CommandEditionSituationSuccess Count/execute store success .../execute store result ...
anyJava EditionOn fail000
On success11the number of listed command usages
Bedrock EditionOn fail0N/AN/A
On success1N/AN/A


Commands that the executor cannot use (due to permission level or other restriction) are not displayed.

In Java Edition, for some complicated commands may show only the basic usage; additional information can be supplied by entering more specific parameters of that command.


  • To display (the first page of‌[Bedrock Edition only]) the command list: /help.
  • To display the usage for the /give command: /help give.
  • To display the usage for the add section of the /scoreboard command: /help scoreboard add.


Java Edition
1.3.112w17aAdded /help.
1.916w02aRunning /help in a command block now randomly uses a humorous phrase as the output.
1.13?Running /help in a command block no longer shows a humorous phrase as the output.
?/help is no longer split into pages.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.16.0build 1Added /help.