$ pear help options
     -v         increase verbosity level (default 1)
     -q         be quiet, decrease verbosity level
     -c file    find user configuration in `file'
     -C file    find system configuration in `file'
     -d foo=bar set user config variable `foo' to `bar'
     -D foo=bar set system config variable `foo' to `bar'
     -G         start in graphical (Gtk) mode
     -s         store user configuration
     -S         store system configuration
     -u foo     unset `foo' in the user configuration
     -h, -?     display help/usage (this message)
     -V         version information
$ pear help makerpm
pearcmd.php makerpm [options] <package-file>

Creates an RPM .spec file for wrapping a PEAR package inside an RPM
package.  Intended to be used from the SPECS directory, with the PEAR
package tarball in the SOURCES directory:

$ pear makerpm ../SOURCES/Net_Socket-1.0.tgz
Wrote RPM spec file PEAR::Net_Geo-1.0.spec
$ rpm -bb PEAR::Net_Socket-1.0.spec
Wrote: /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/PEAR::Net_Socket-1.0-1.i386.rpm

  -t FILE, --spec-template=FILE
        Use FILE as RPM spec file template
  -p FORMAT, --rpm-pkgname=FORMAT
        Use FORMAT as format string for RPM package name, %s is replaced
        by the PEAR package name, defaults to "PEAR::%s".
$ pear config-help preferred_state
Config help for preferred_state
Name            Type Description
preferred_state set  the installer will prefer releases with 
                     this state when installing packages without 
                     a version or state specified
                     Valid set: stable beta alpha devel snapshot