I’m getting set up at my new job today, and part of that is configuring my Perforce (source control client) settings. I’ve not used Perforce before, and as I was going through the development wiki page that tells me what to do I noticed that we were doing some “p4 set xxxxx” commands to set some Perforce settings. After setting a few and then breaking for lunch, I returned and wondered where I had left off. I thought there must be some analogous command to show the current settings. I tried “p4 show xxxxx“, but Perforce replied “Unknown command”. I saw that I could get a listing of all available commands using
p4 help commands
…so I tried typing that, but mistyped the word “commands” as command and got this cool error message:
No help for command.
So of course, the next logical thing was to try
p4 help you . And sure enough:
C:\>p4 help you No help for you.
(p.s. – Though there seems to be no corresponding
show command [Update: Yes there is – you just do
p4 set with no additional arguments], the variables seem to show up at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\perforce\environment in the Windows registry.)