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    Elements of the Command-Line Interface

    Figure 1 shows elements of the command-line interface in operational mode.

    Figure 1: Elements of the Command-Line Interface

    Elements of the Command-Line Interface

    Figure 2 shows elements of the command-line interface in configuration mode. In configuration mode, the prompt changes from a > to a #.

    Figure 2: Command Prompt in Configuration Mode

    Command Prompt in Configuration Mode

    The portion of the prompt in square brackets, [edit], is a banner. The banner indicates that you are in configuration mode and shows your location in the statement hierarchy. When you first enter configuration mode, you are always at the top level of the hierarchy, as indicated by the [edit] banner. (See Figure 3.)

    Figure 3: Hierarchy-Level Banner

    Hierarchy-Level Banner

    Modified: 2013-11-22