Privileged Exec Mode Commands

Most PRIV EXEC commands set operating parameters. Privileged-level access should be password protected to prevent unauthorized use. The PRIV EXEC command set includes commands contained within the USER EXEC mode. The PRIV EXEC mode also provides access to configuration modes, and includes advanced testing commands.



To password-protect the Privilege mode, in the Management Policy, configure the privilege-mode-password. For more information, see privilege-mode-password.

The PRIV EXEC mode prompt consists of the hostname of the device followed by a pound sign (#).

To access the PRIV EXEC mode, enter the following at the prompt:


The PRIV EXEC mode is often referred to as the enable mode, because the enable command is used to enter the mode.

There is no provision to configure a password to get direct access to PRIV EXEC (enable) mode.

Privileged command commands:
Privileged command commands:
  archive                     Manage archive files
  boot                        Boot commands
  captive-portal-page-upload  Captive portal internal and advanced page upload
  cd                          Change current directory
  change-passwd               Change password
  clear                       Clear
  clock                       Configure software system clock
  cluster                     Cluster commands
  commit                      Commit all changes made in this session
  configure                   Enter configuration mode
  connect                     Open a console connection to a remote device
  copy                        Copy contents of one dir to another
  cpe                         T5 CPE configuration
  create-cluster              Create a cluster
  crypto                      Encryption related commands
  crypto-cmp-cert-update      Update the cmp certs
  database                    Database
  database-backup             Backup database
  database-restore            Restore database
  debug                       Debugging functions
  delete                      Deletes specified file from the system
  device-upgrade              Device firmware upgrade
  diff                        Display differences between two files
  dir                         List files on a filesystem
  disable                     Turn off privileged mode command
  edit                        Edit a text file
  enable                      Turn on privileged mode command
  erase                       Erase a filesystem
  ex3500                      EX3500 commands
  factory-reset               Delete startup configuration on device(s),
                              reload the device(s) and remove configuration
                              entry from the controller
  file-sync                   File sync between controller and adoptees
  format                      Format file system
  halt                        Halt the system
  help                        Description of the interactive help system
  join-cluster                Join the cluster
  l2tpv3                      L2tpv3 protocol
  logging                     Modify message logging facilities
  mint                        MiNT protocol
  mkdir                       Create a directory
  more                        Display the contents of a file
  no                          Negate a command or set its defaults
  on                          On RF-Domain
  opendns                     Opendns username/password configuration
  operational-mode            Change personality on next reload 
  page                        Toggle paging
  ping                        Send ICMP echo messages
  ping6                       Send ICMPv6 echo messages
  pwd                         Display current directory
  raid                        RAID operations
  re-elect                    Perform re-election
  reload                      Halt and perform a warm reboot
  remote-debug                Troubleshoot remote system(s)
  rename                      Rename a file
  revert                      Revert changes
  rmdir                       Delete a directory
  self                        Config context of the device currently logged
  service                     Service Commands
  show                        Show running system information
  ssh                         Open an ssh connection
  t5                          T5 commands
  telnet                      Open a telnet connection
  terminal                    Set terminal line parameters
  time-it                     Check how long a particular command took between
                              request and completion of response
  traceroute                  Trace route to destination
  traceroute6                 Trace route to destination(IPv6)
  upgrade                     Upgrade software image
  upgrade-abort               Abort an ongoing upgrade
  virtual-machine             Virtual Machine
  watch                       Repeat the specific CLI command at a periodic
  write                       Write running configuration to memory or

  clrscr                      Clears the display screen
  exit                        Exit from the CLI