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I know you can run/download steam games using:
Example for TF2:
It would be nice to see this documented when using
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.
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
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.
For all it's worth, using the following locks you into offline mode:
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...
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