How to stop a command - make it stop running (such as ping)

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Apr 4th, 2008
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Lets say I mess up and type 10000 instead of 1000 in an extended ping. Lets say I realize it only after the ping starts.


How do I make it stop?

Correct Answer by Richard Burts about 9 years 3 weeks ago

Michael


Generally the ctl shift 6 combination will stop these commands.


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Rick

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Richard Burts Fri, 04/04/2008 - 14:51
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Michael


Generally the ctl shift 6 combination will stop these commands.


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Rick

cybrsage Sat, 04/05/2008 - 05:39
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Thank you!


I have found I have to hit the CTRL-SHIFT-6 combo twice in rapid succession for it to work, but I am using Hyperterm, so who knows.


Thank you so very much, that is a great tip.

Richard Burts Sat, 04/05/2008 - 09:50
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Michael


I agree that hitting the key stroke combination several times seems to be necessary in many instances - including times when I am not using Hyperterm.


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Justin Brenton Fri, 04/04/2008 - 14:55
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Try this from the console.


hold down Ctrl+shift+6, release and then press x immediately. This may work depending on IOS


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Richard Burts Fri, 04/04/2008 - 18:45
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The keystroke combination you give is right if you want to suspend a telnet session. But to stop an executing command you do not need the x. A Ctrl+shift+6 is enough.


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Justin Brenton Sun, 04/06/2008 - 09:22
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Thanks Rick, do you find it often do not work?


I often try to use this with no luck.


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Richard Burts Sun, 04/06/2008 - 11:13
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It may depend on what command you are trying to stop. I find that for ping and traceroute it is pretty effective (though it may take multiple entries of the key stroke combination). For other commands it may not be effective.


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cisco_lad2004 Mon, 04/07/2008 - 05:20
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u can also set the break character by using "terminal escape-character Z" (I use z).

when I want to break a trace or oing, i simply hit z.


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jake.epling Mon, 05/09/2016 - 06:50
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I have a Cisco ASA 5505 and I just hit "q" to stop a task. 

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