A PIX Command to SHOW RUN brief

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Dec 10th, 2008

Right now my pix will show the entire config in one fail swoop. I need to break it down to so many lines. I've tried goggling it but no such luck so far. I need to change it and make it permanent so that every time I open it up it will stay at that level?

Please give me a link to the proper command or a suggestion on how to do this?

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Correct Answer by ajagadee about 7 years 10 months ago


In Pix 6.x, you could use



In Pix 7.x and higher,

Terminal pager



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rbill1967 Tue, 03/31/2009 - 13:27

Thanks for the Help it did resolve it. Sorry I forgot I made the request for assistance.

If at all possible how would I make it permanent. I've done this and after so many connections I have to do it again.

John Blakley Wed, 04/01/2009 - 08:45

After you make the change, you should be able to write the config to make it permanent.



rbill1967 Wed, 04/01/2009 - 08:51

Unfortunately that did not work, after a couple of days it defaults to showing all of it at once.

Any other suggestions?

John Blakley Wed, 04/01/2009 - 08:55

Not really. It's part of your config, so writing it should keep the changes. If you're losing the changes, I think you have a larger problem.

If you do a "sh run | inc pager", what do you see?

What version are you on, and what PIX version is this?



rbill1967 Wed, 04/01/2009 - 08:58

I see the following.

PIX525# sh run | inc pager

pager lines 30


Cisco PIX Firewall Version 6.3(4)

Cisco PIX Device Manager Version 3.0(3)

John Blakley Wed, 04/01/2009 - 09:00

If you change that to what you want, and do "sh run | inc pager" again, do you see the changes?

If so, you should do "wr mem". After that, try "show start | inc pager" and see if your changes are there. If they are, you shouldn't be losing the changes on reboot.



rbill1967 Wed, 04/01/2009 - 09:24

Okay lets see, and I will let you know in a few days.


rbill1967 Mon, 05/04/2009 - 08:08

Just to keep you updated, I did the wr mem and it kept it for awhile. After awhile it reverted back. It there something else I should be looking at?


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