show running-config full

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Feb 22nd, 2008

Can someone please tell me what the point of the "full" option to the "show running-config" command is, and what sort of information (specifically) might be hidden if you don't use this option when issuing the command? The IOS documentation doesn't say.

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mohammedmahmoud Fri, 02/22/2008 - 11:43


The full keyword is the default option for the command, this makes, "show run" = "show run full", you can find below other details:

R6#show running-config ?

brief configuration without certificate data

class-map Show class-map information

full full configuration

interface Show interface configuration

linenum Display line numbers in output

map-class Show map class information

policy-map Show policy-map information

view View options

| Output modifiers

R6#show running-config in

R6#show running-config interface f0/0

Building configuration...

Current configuration : 122 bytes


interface FastEthernet0/0

ip address

duplex auto

speed auto




Mohammed Mahmoud.

gglynn Fri, 02/22/2008 - 13:31

Are you sure? Because most IOS commands don't have default options.

mohammedmahmoud Sat, 02/23/2008 - 06:39


Please always check the "Defaults" part in the DocCD for any command and you'll always find a default option, for example for this command i quote:

"The show running-config command without any arguments or keywords displays the entire contents of the running configuration file."


Mohammed Mahmoud.


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