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NetwurkNetwurk Member Posts: 1,155 ■■■■■□□□□□
Pros and cons of using the old IOS commands


US old guys will use the command wr ter to view the running config
The kids use sh ru

Conclusion: show run is the better command to use, at present you only need to type five characters + CR whereas write terminal requires six characters + CR. Of course some IOS versions allow you to use wr te, which would might make this debate a tie.

However, the show run command allows cool options with the more command, so I'll have to go with show run as the winner.

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Us old guys also tend to use wr mem to save a config to the startup-config.
The kids use copy run star

Conclusion:

Hands down, us old guys win this one as copy run star will hurt your little fingertips with all that typing.

:)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

(Hey, I might as well post to TechExams, they cancelled the Eagles game due to snow)

Yo

Comments

  • tndfrtndfr Member Posts: 110
    any more tips? how about the do show command, surely it is a great command to use!

    older ios didnt allow you do that (which i think it might have been for a good reason, i was using 3550 to change the name of a vlan, do show command still showed the older name of the vlan untill i got out of the vlan-config prompt).

    how did you guys got around that?
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  • phoeneousphoeneous Go ping yourself... Member Posts: 2,333 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Netwurk wrote: »
    US old guys

    What constitutes an "old guy"?

    I recently discovered using section instead of include when doing output modifiers.
  • tndfrtndfr Member Posts: 110
    phoeneous wrote: »
    What constitutes an "old guy"?

    I recently discovered using section instead of include when doing output modifiers.

    a guess:
    old guy in networking is someone who still makes cross over cables with a pair of pliers and not aware of auto mdix introduced in some new equipment. icon_wink.gif
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  • mikej412mikej412 Member Posts: 10,086 ■■■■■■■■■■
    tndfr wrote: »
    old guy in networking is someone who still makes cross over cables
    Crossover cables? What about vampire taps and 10Base5.
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  • tndfrtndfr Member Posts: 110
    mikej412 wrote: »
    Crossover cables? What about vampire taps and 10Base5.

    now you are showing your age...!
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  • HeeroHeero Member Posts: 486
    tndfr wrote: »
    a guess:
    old guy in networking is someone who still makes cross over cables with a pair of pliers and not aware of auto mdix introduced in some new equipment. icon_wink.gif

    well, turning off auto speed and duplex negotiation breaks auto mdix, so it is still best practice to use the right cables. At least that's my opinion.
  • chrisonechrisone Senior Member Member Posts: 2,199 ■■■■■■■■■□
    i love the wr mem command as much as i do the sh run command.

    Always have the best of both worlds old and new. icon_thumright.gif
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  • NetwurkNetwurk Member Posts: 1,155 ■■■■■□□□□□
    I'm currently working on tuning my token ring network to support my AS400's

    :)
  • greenerekgreenerek Member Posts: 99 ■■□□□□□□□□
    well, I belong to the kids generation(I wish:)) even wasn't aware that wr ter exists icon_sad.gif but wr mem is great :) better than copy run start

    Happy New Year :)
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  • TurgonTurgon Banned Posts: 6,308 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Netwurk wrote: »
    I'm currently working on tuning my token ring network to support my AS400's

    :)

    Source route bridging and virtual rings? It may be time to read RIFs again and watch out for explorer frames ;)
  • NetwurkNetwurk Member Posts: 1,155 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Very cool Turgon, although we did retire our noble AS400 around 3 years ago.

    IBM did finally offer us a good deal on 4/16/100 Mbps cards, but by then it was too late.

    In this economy, all our old techs (except me) got their walking papers

    I joke with my friends that they keep me around just in case they someday need to connect to a mainframe, although most of the kids I work with don't even know what a mainframe is.

    :)
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