enable cli refresh

enable cli refresh {session | permanent}


This command allows you to configure the default auto refresh behavior. The auto refresh behavior is used for some show commands.

Syntax Description

session Use refresh setting for this CLI session only.
permanent Use refresh setting for this CLI session, and all future sessions (default).



Usage Guidelines

The auto refresh behavior is used for some ‘show‘ commands. You must use the disable cli refresh command to disable the show command auto refresh or add the no-refresh option to the individual command. For example:
  • show ports config – will display and refresh the first <n> ports of a switch until the [ESC] key is pressed.
  • disable cli refresh
  • show ports config – will act as if show ports config no-refresh was entered and page through all ports
Since the default for the session may be set to disable cli refresh the commands that take a no-refresh option now allow for the alternate refresh case if the user wants to selectively enable a refreshed display.

The permanent option is only valid for admin level users.


The following sample output displays the CLI refresh information.

# show management
CLI idle timeout                 : Enabled (20 minutes)
CLI max number of login attempts : 3
CLI max number of sessions       : 8
CLI paging                       : Enabled (this session only)
CLI space-completion             : Disabled (this session only)
CLI configuration logging        : Disabled
CLI scripting                    : Disabled (this session only)
CLI scripting error mode         : Ignore-Error (this session only)
CLI persistent mode              : Persistent (this session only)
CLI prompting                    : Enabled (this session only)
CLI refresh                      : Enabled (this session only)
Telnet access                    : Enabled (tcp port 23 vr all)  
                                 : Access Profile : not set
SSH Access                       : ssh module not loaded.
Web access                       : Enabled (tcp port 80)
                                 : Access Profile : not set


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 16.1.

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.