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Comparing SRC Configurations


This sample procedure describes how to use the compare command to display the uncommitted changes against the active configuration.

To compare uncommitted configuration changes:

  • Use the show | compare command to compare any uncommitted changes made at the CLI with the active configuration.

  • Use the show | compare filename command to compare the candidate configuration against a text file containing the configuration. The candidate configuration is a combination of the active configuration and the uncommitted configuration changes.


The compare command works only with the text format display.

The following example displays the show | compare command output, if the edit level of the admin user is changed from normal to expert and a new user guest is configured:


The plus sign (+) before the statement name indicates new configuration and the minus sign (–) before the statement name indicates deleted configuration.