command macros possible in IOS?

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Sep 27th, 2007


I very often use the a couple of commands in the same order on our ios routers.

Is there any possibility to create a macro or alias which runs then several commands.

What I mean is to enter simply one alias or macro name on the cli which then runs some commands like

show interface

show interface counter

show vlan

Best Regards,


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thorsten.steffen Fri, 09/28/2007 - 03:25


if I understand the documentation of the alias command correctly you can only program a 1-to-1 alias.

What I am searching for is a macro where I can enter only one alias which then runs several commands.


Thorsten Fri, 09/28/2007 - 02:25


if your requirement is to run few set of commands on multiple routers. Then the best way is to use a utility called as Kiwi CAT. With this you can configure the required set of commands for mulitple devices and schedule it.


Santhosh M.C



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