iPowerShell Pro: How to add manually generated About_Help files

The Powershell About Help file is a simple 80 character wide .txt file with a CRLF at the end of each line of text. Section names are typically all in caps and left justified. Section content is indented 4 spaces. Section names and content are separated by a single CRLF while sections are separated from each other by 2 sucessive CRLFs. Please use all lowercase for the filename.

About help files are typically named using the following format:

about_<topic name>.help.txt

where <topic name> is the about help topic you are writing about.


You can add you own About_Help files to iPowerShell Pro by following the directions below.

  • Make sure all added files have lowercase names. iOS is Case Sensitive for filenames.
  • Connect your device to iTunes.
  • Select the device in the Devices section of the left column.
  • Click on the “Apps” button at the top of the Main Window area.
  • Scroll down until you see the “File Sharing” section.
  • In the “APPS’ list, select iPowerShell Pro.
  • Drag the .txt files into the iPowerShell Pro Documents list.
  • Launch iPowerShell Pro on your device.
  • Select AboutHelp from the Services list.
  • Press the “Refresh” button at the top right.
  • Press the “Rebuild” button in the popup.
  • Your new data should now show up in the list.