Output Control Keys for monitor Command

The output of the monitor command shows how much each field has changed since you started the command or since you cleared the counters by using the c key. For a description of the statistical information provided in the output of this command, see the show command output.

To control the output of the monitor command while it is running, use the keys listed in Table 5. The keys are not case-sensitive.

Table 5: Output Control Keys for the monitor Command




Clears (returns to zero) the delta counters since the command was started.


Freezes the display, halting the display of updated statistics and delta counters.

q or Esc

Quits the command and returns to the command prompt.


Thaws the display, resuming the update of the statistics and delta counters.

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