The Junos CLI offers you a great deal of flexibility in displaying output. For example, you can request output in different formats, specify how to show more, and pipe (|) the output to display exactly what you want.
Choosing your format
The Junos operational mode show commands commonly include these display options: terse, brief, detail, and extensive (where the commands are listed from the least to the most displayed output). You can use these options to adjust the show output listings according to what you need.
For example, compare the output when adding terse and brief to the following show interfaces command:
wiley@netnik> show interfaces fe-1/1/1 terse Interface Admin Link Proto Local Remote fe-1/1/1 up up at-1/3/0.0 up up inet 18.104.22.168 --> 22.214.171.124 iso
wiley@netnik> show interfaces fe-1/1/1 brief Physical interface: fe-1/1/1 Enabled, Physic link is Down Link-level type:Ethernet, MTU: 1514, Spped: 100mbps, Loopback: Disabled, Source filtering: Disabled Flow control : Enabled Device flags : Present Running Down Interface flags: Hardware-Down SNMP-Traps Internal: Ox4000 Link flags : None
Tell me more
The Junos CLI display screen automatically paginates output, including the <more> prompt as the last line. Press the h key at any <more> prompt to ask for help and list the options, such as moving forward and backward in the output, searching, and saving. Listing 3-4 shows an example of using the <more> prompt.
Listing 3-4: Options for Responding to a <more> ...