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

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Name

hold-character — line

Synopsis

hold-character ascii-number
no hold-character

Configures

The character that suspends output

Default

None

Description

This command sets the character that suspends output to a terminal screen. ascii-number is the value of the character in decimal. Having a pause key benefits users who need to scroll through a lot of text; pressing any character resumes output to the screen.

Example

Router(config)# line 2
Router(config-line)# hold-character 19
Router(config-line)# vacant-message #
Router(config-line)#               ***** Welcome to Sphinx *****
Router(config-line)#     Press the return key to start the connection
Router(config-line)#            Suspend with Ctrl-S
Router(config-line)# #

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