Printing Cisco Devives Configuration

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May 14th, 2007

Hello, it is great to have you u there.I am the infrastructure manager in NigeriaNet.

Please , how can i print the configuration on my cisco router.Please can u help me out on this.i highly appreciate doing that for me

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willsdre01 Mon, 05/14/2007 - 05:47

Hi Kerek,

What i need really is how to print the configuration for the router from the show run command.

Jon Marshall Mon, 05/14/2007 - 05:28


If you just want to view the configuration then from enable mode

router# sh run

will display the config to your screen which you can cut and paste into a notepad if you want.

The other way is to copy the config to a tftp server. You will need a tftp server and then from enable mode again

router# copy run tftp



willsdre01 Mon, 05/14/2007 - 06:14

thanks for your respond,i did the cut and paste but i could not cut/copy it.And i don have a tftp server,please how do i go about it.

mohammedmahmoud Mon, 05/14/2007 - 06:21


As Jon has said do the "show run" and then press the space bar until you got all the configuration listed (the configuration is displayed to fit the screen then you just push space bar to get the rest).

After all the configuration is there, just copy it (if you are using windows telnet on XP you'll need to choose mark first) and then paste it into a .txt notepad file.


Mohammed Mahmoud.

Jon Marshall Mon, 05/14/2007 - 06:26


If you have hyperterminal on your windows desktop you can telnet in with that rather than using a DOS prompt. Under the "Transfer" option along the top you can use "Capture text" which allows you to specify a file on your PC. You then do a "sh run" and then go back and "end capture". The file you specified will have the config in it.



glen.grant Mon, 05/14/2007 - 06:46

It really depends on what emulator you use , if you use something like Tera Term just use the log function , specify where you want to put the file , do a sh runn , when done close the TT log box . Then open the file with wordpad and you can print it from there .


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