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test configuration



Verify that the syntax of a configuration file is correct. If the configuration contains any syntax or commit check errors, a message is displayed to indicate the line number and column number in which the error was found. When using the filename option, this command only accepts text files.



Name of the configuration file. This file must be a text file and no other type.


(Optional) Check the syntax of a partial configuration file, without checking for commit errors.

Required Privilege Level


Output Fields

When you enter this command, you are provided feedback on the status of your request.

Sample Output

test configuration

Release Information

Command introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.

syntax-only option introduced in Junos OS Release 12.1.