Cisco More Command

The IOS more command displays the content of a text file. The ‘more’ command works just like it does in Linux – it allows you to view a file on a disk. You can use this command to view a text file, e.g. your configuration file or a saved backup configuration file.

Here’s an example:

R1# more nvram:startup-config
Using 648 bytes
version 16.6.4
no service timestamps log datetime msec
no service timestamps debug datetime msec
no service password-encryption
hostname R1

In the example above we’ve listed the startup configuration (that is stored in NVRAM by default) using the more command.

You can filter the more command’s output just as you would do with a show command, e.g.:

Router# more nvram:startup-config | include interface
interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0
interface GigabitEthernet0/0/1
interface GigabitEthernet0/0/2
interface Vlan1

In the example above we’ve filtered only the lines that include the word ‘interface’.

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