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Cisco IOS in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition by James Boney

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Name

erase — command

Synopsis

erase [startup-config] [flash]

Description

This command erases the stored configuration (startup-config) or the flash memory (flash) on the router. Flash memory stores the IOS operating system image; obviously, this command is dangerous.

Example

This command erases your stored configuration:

Router# erase startup-config

This one erases your IOS image:

Router# erase flash

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