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get-input() Function (SLAX and XSLT) and get_input() (Python)


Python Syntax

SLAX Syntax

XSLT Syntax


Invoke a CLI prompt and wait for user input. The user input is defined as a string for subsequent use. If the script is run non-interactively, the function returns an empty value. This function cannot be used with commit or event scripts.

The prefix associated with the namespace URI should be defined in the prefix-to-namespace mapping in the style sheet.


If the jcs.get_input string argument includes a null character sequence (\0), Python automation scripts generate an Invalid number of arguments error.



CLI prompt text.

Return Value


Text typed by the user and stored as a string. The return value will be empty if the script is run non-interactively.

Usage Examples

In the following SLAX example, the user is prompted to enter a login name. The user’s input is stored in the variable $username.

In Python:

Release Information

Function introduced in Junos OS Release 9.4.

Support for the slax namespace added in Junos OS Release 12.2.

Support for Python added in Junos OS Release 16.1R1.