How to Get Started with Latex on Windows 10 Texmaker MiKTeX
Most command line programs accept parameters like (originally from Unix) or (originally from Windows) that list their common options.
(namely, , which is these days) is not an exception and recognizes . The same applies to other TeX engines like or .
On Unix, you can also type etc.
to read these programs' manual pages. MikTeX has them online; and TeX Live has the man pages in PDF format on your computer.
Modern TeX distributions (e.g.
MiKTeX and TeX Live) have a command line tool. You can usetexdoc pdflatex
to get the document of .
Similarly, you can use or even to get help of the tool.