[Feature request] Add documentation for command line interface #427

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JelteF opened this Issue Dec 27, 2012 · 6 comments

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JelteF commented Dec 27, 2012

I know you can run/download steam games using:

steam steam://run/'gamenumber'

Example for TF2:

steam steam://run/440

It would be nice to see this documented when using

man steam

Extra command line features would be highly appreciated as well. I think there's quite a lot of people that would love to use steam from the command line.

sajanp commented Dec 28, 2012

+1

In addition to using it to download and run, making any documented debugging tools available to us can only help development.

+1 to this also

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mdaffin commented Jan 7, 2013

Yes, the --help and -h flags should also print out a summary of the options and exit (rather then just starting steam like the currently do).

As a side note, invalid options should be reported and then the executable exits like all other Linux programs do.

@ghost ghost assigned triage-valve Jan 10, 2013

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MrSchism commented Jan 18, 2013

For all it's worth, using the following locks you into offline mode:

steam --offline

This is such an obvious oversight... documenting basic options in a manpage. I shouldn't have to spend 30+ minutes googling trying to figure out how to launch steam into big picture mode from the commandline. I did find this... steam steam://store , certainly if there's a steam:// URI, it must be documented somewhere that's easy to find...

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MrSchism commented Mar 7, 2013

Many of the Windows commands seem to work and game commands still work.

Game/Windows/Server commands: https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Command_Line_Options

Steam browser protocol information: https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Steam_browser_protocol

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