The beat internal help can always be executed by typing ‘–help’ in the execution string. Also, by using the ‘tab’ button you can use automatic bash completion to see available commands and options. For example:

beat init --help

Will display:

Usage: beat init <event_name> <event_date "YYYY-MM-DD"> [options]

Create a new EQ model project, use only event name to skip catalog search.

  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --min_mag=MIN_MAG     Minimum Mw for event, for catalog search. Default:
                        Main path (absolute) for creating directory structure.
                        Default: current directory ./
                        Datatypes to include in the setup; "geodetic,
  --mode=MODE           Inversion problem to solve; "geometry", "ffi",
                        "interseismic" Default: "geometry"
                        List of source types to solve for. Can be any combination of
                        the following for mode: geometry - ExplosionSource,
                        RectangularExplosionSource, SFSource, DCSource,
                        CLVDSource, MTSource, MTQTSource, RectangularSource,
                        DoubleDCSource, RingfaultSource; bem - DiskBEMSource,
                        RingfaultBEMSource; Default: 'RectangularSource'
                        List of integer numbers of sources per source type to
                        invert for. Default: [1]

                        Waveforms to include in the setup; "any_P, any_S,
  --sampler=SAMPLER     Sampling algorithm to sample the solution space of the
                        general problem; "SMC", "Metropolis". Default: "SMC"
                        Sampling algorithm to sample the solution space of the
                        hyperparameters only; So far only "Metropolis"
                        supported.Default: "Metropolis"
  --use_custom          If set, a slot for a custom velocity model is being
                        created in the configuration file.
  --individual_gfs      If set, Green's Function stores will be created
                        individually for each station!
  --loglevel=LOGLEVEL   set logger level to "critical", "error", "warning",
                        "info", or "debug". Default is "info".