# Howto Use Steam-Boiler

info: Download steam-boiler_ to install steam and boiler. Erik Southworth |version| |today| Linux Reference Manual

## Command-line Syntax

The basic command-line syntax is of the following form and conforms to POSIX guidelines.

Hint

Arguments surrounded by '<>' denote a required option (i.e. <command>). Those surrounded by '[]' denote optional arguments (i.e. [dir]).

Using steam requires understanding the command-line options. There are several ways to discover this. One is the command's built-in usage guide called help. Another way to learn the options is by reading the manual pages.

## Using the --help option

To start using steam just ask for help. This is one of the [options]

• $steam --help To get the full help output use the --verbose option. •$ steam --help --verbose

Tip

Options are proceeded by the - delimiter character (i.e. steam -help). Steam-Boiler also recognizes options proceeded by the -- delimiter character (i.e. steam --help) and positional arguments for some options (i.e. steam help). Positional arguments omit the delimiter character. The ordering of options using the delimiter character - or -- is unimportant but positional arguments must be given in the order of the usage syntax for Steam-Boiler to understand them.

Option-arguments are denoted in all-capital lettering and are considered variables to be specified by the user. Option-arguments with the = prefix are considered required. (i.e. --dir=PATH would be used as --dir=/home/user/orange-box or --dir /home/user/orange-box)

The original help text is also available but is not so clearly read. Just use the steam command with NO options.