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    Using the Pipe ( | ) Symbol When Entering Commands

    You can filter output by adding the | ( pipe) symbol when you enter a command. For example, you can use the pipe symbol after show configuration:

    user@host> show configuration ?
    Possible completions:
     <[Enter]>            Execute this command
    > interfaces           Interfaces on the C Series Controller
    > policies             Policy configuration
    > redirect-server      Redirect server properties
    > routing-options      Protocol-independent routing option configuration
    > services             Service configuration
    > shared               Shared configuration
    > slot                 Component configuration
    > snmp                 SNMP agent
    > subscribers          Subscriber and subscription configuration
    > system               System parameters
    |                    Pipe through a command

    The following example lists the filters that can be used with the pipe symbol:

    user@host> show configuration | ?
    Possible completions:
      count                Count occurrences
      display              Show additional kinds of information
      except               Show only text that does not match a pattern
      find                 Search for first occurrence of the pattern
      last                 Display end of output only
      match                Show only text that does match a pattern
      no-more              Do not paginate output
      save                 Save output text to file

    You can enter any of the pipe filters in conjunction. For example:

    user@host> command | match regular-expression | save filename

    Published: 2014-06-12