Dell Command Line Reference Guide for the S4048–ON System


Obtaining Help

As soon as you are in a Command mode, there are several ways to access help:

To obtain a list of keywords at any command mode:
Type a ? at the prompt or after a keyword. There must always be a space before the ?.
To obtain a list of keywords with a brief functional description:
Type help at the prompt.
To obtain a list of available options:
Type a keyword, and then enter a space and a ?.
To obtain a list of partial keywords using a partial keyword:
Type a partial keyword, and then enter a ?.

The following is an example of entering ip ? at the prompt:

DellEMC(conf)#ip ?
access-list             Named access-list
as-path                 BGP autonomous system path filter
community-list          Add a community list entry
control-plane           Control plane configuration
dhcp                    DHCP configuration commands
domain-list             Domain name to complete unqualified host name
domain-lookup           Enable IP Domain Name System hostname translation
domain-name             Define the default domain name
ecmp                    Weighted Ecmp Configuration
ecmp-group              ECMP Group Configuration
extcommunity-list       Add a Extended community list entry
ftp                     FTP configuration commands
helper-address          DHCP relay agent configuration
host                    Add an entry to the ip hostname table
http                    HTTP configuration commands
icmp                    ICMP configuration commands
igmp                    Internet Group Management Protocol
max-frag-count          Max. fragmented packets allowed in IP re-assembly
mroute                  Multicast routes and counters
msdp                    Multicast source discovery protocol
multicast-limit         Max entries in Multicast TIB
multicast-msdp          Enable IP multicast MSDP protocol
multicast-routing       Enable IP multicast forwarding
name-server             Specify addess of name server to use
pim                     Protocol Independent Multicast
prefix-list             Build a prefix list
radius                  Interface configuration for RADIUS
redirect-list           Named redirect-list
route                   Establish static routes
route-export            Export routes
route-import            Import routes
scp                     SCP configuration commands
source-route            Process packets with source routing header options
ssh                     SSH configuration commands
tacacs                  Interface configuration for TACACS+
tcp                     global tcp settings
telnet                  Specify telnet options
tftp                    TFTP configuration commands
unicast-host-route      Configuration for ip unicast address-family
unknown-unicast         Enable IPv4 unknown-unicast packets to CPU
vlan-flooding           Vlan flooding
vrf                     Configure VRF instance

When entering commands, you can take advantage of the following timesaving features:

  • Commands are not case-sensitive.
  • Enter partial (truncated) command keywords. For example, you can enter int teng 1/1/1 for the interface tengigabitethernet 1/1/1 command.
  • Use the TAB key to complete keywords in commands.
  • Use the up Arrow key to display the last enabled command.
  • Use either the Backspace key or Delete key to erase the previous character.
  • Use the left and right Arrow keys to navigate left or right in the Dell EMC Networking OS command line.

The shortcut key combinations at the Dell EMC Networking OS command line are as follows:

Key Combination
Moves the cursor to the beginning of the command line.
Moves the cursor back one character.
Deletes the character at the cursor.
Moves the cursor to the end of the line.
Moves the cursor forward one character.
Completes a keyword.
Deletes all the characters from the cursor to the end of the command line.
Re-enters the previous command.
Returns to the more recent commands in the history buffer after recalling commands with Ctrl-P or the up Arrow key.
Recalls commands, beginning with the last command.
Re-enters the previous command.
Deletes the line.
Deletes the previous word.
Deletes the line.
Ends continuous scrolling of the command outputs.
Esc B
Moves the cursor back one word.
Esc F
Moves the cursor forward one word.
Esc D
Deletes all the characters from the cursor to the end of the word.

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