configure cli journal

configure cli journal size size


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

Syntax Description

journal List of the most recently executed CLI commands.
size size Configures the size (number) of remembered commands. Range is 50 to 200 (default = 100).


One hundred commands are preserved in the journal by default.

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 view the journal, use the show cli journal command.


The following example sets the journal size to 150:

configure cli journal size 150


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.