show cli journal

show cli journal


This command shows the historical list (journal) of the most recently executed CLI commands.

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or variables.


By default, one hundred commands are preserved in the journal.

Usage Guidelines

The journal retains as many as 200 of the most recently executed commands along with the timestamp and user name. Commands are saved even after logging off, rebooting, or switch crashes.

To set the size (number of commands) of the journal, use the configure cli journal size size command.


The following is sample output from the command:

Timestamp              Session    User Name                        Command 
---------------------- ---------- -------------------------------- ------------------------------------------- 
03/31/2016 13:29:29.62 serial     admin                            show tech 
03/31/2016 13:29:30.21 serial     unknown                          debug cfgmgr show next maximum-rows 1 vlan.show_ports_info port=None portList=* 
03/31/2016 13:29:30.28 serial     unknown                          debug cfgmgr show next poe.poe_extremePethPseSlotEntry 
03/31/2016 13:29:30.40 serial     unknown                          show switch 
03/31/2016 13:29:30.50 serial     unknown                          show version detail 
03/31/2016 13:29:30.57 serial     unknown                          show version images 
03/31/2016 13:29:30.64 serial     unknown                          show management 
03/31/2016 13:29:30.78 serial     unknown                          show session 
03/31/2016 13:29:30.85 serial     unknown                          show license 
03/31/2016 13:29:30.92 serial     unknown                          ls 
03/31/2016 13:29:31.00 serial     unknown                          ls internal-memory 
03/31/2016 13:29:31.08 serial     unknown                          debug hal show compact-flash 
03/31/2016 13:29:31.15 serial     unknown                          show odometers 
03/31/2016 13:29:31.23 serial     unknown                          show fans detail 
03/31/2016 13:29:31.29 serial     unknown                          show temperature 
03/31/2016 13:29:31.49 serial     unknown                          show power 
03/31/2016 13:29:31.56 serial     unknown                          show power detail 
03/31/2016 13:29:31.62 serial     unknown                          show cpu-monitoring 
03/31/2016 13:29:33.24 serial     unknown                          show memory 
03/31/2016 13:29:34.68 serial     unknown                          run script 
03/31/2016 13:29:35.08 serial     unknown                          show edp ports all 


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 22.1.

Platform Availability

This command is available on ExtremeSwitching X435, X440-G2, X450-G2, X460-G2, X465, X590, X620, X670-G2, X690, X695, X870, 5320, 5420, and 5520 series switches.