HELP Without the Nonsense

QUESTION: I just want to get some help about my variables, but every time I type "HELP" I get other nonsense about compiled procedures and functions. Is there a keyword or something that turns this other stuff off?

ANSWER: Sure. Stephen Hallsworth points out that all you have to do is this.

   IDL> Help, Name='*'

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