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File Formatting in NSM Overview

 

The file format determines the format (DOS or UNIX) of device configuration files. The CLI commands that configure the security device are automatically stored in a text-based configuration file. Occasionally, for troubleshooting purposes, a device administrator might need to view this configuration file outside of the security device.

To configure the file format of the configuration file, select the format that matches the computer system on which the configuration files will be viewed:

  • In a UNIX text file, a line of text is terminated by a line-feed character. When viewing a UNIX text file on a UNIX or DOS-based system, this line feed character does not appear. If you typically view configuration files on a UNIX system, select UNIX as the file format.

  • In a DOS text file, a line of text is terminated by a line-feed and a carriage return (^M). When viewing a DOS text file on a UNIX system, the carriage return character appears onscreen. If you typically view configuration files on a DOS-based system, select DOS as the file format.