End-of-Life (EoL)

Customize the CLI

  • Specify how long an administrative session to the management interface (CLI or web interface) can remain idle before logging the administrator out:
    admin@7-1-VM#
    set deviceconfig setting management idle-timeout ?
      0        never   <value>  <1-1440>
    If you want to set the CLI timeout value to a value different from the global
    management idle-timeout
    value, use the
    set cli timeout
    command in operational mode.
  • Specify the format for command output:
    admin@PA-3060>
    set cli config-output-format ?
      default   default   json      json   set       set   xml       xml
    For example, in the default setting the config-output-format looks like this:
    admin@PA-3060#
    show deviceconfig system ntp-servers
    ntp-servers {   primary-ntp-server {     ntp-server-address pool.ntp.org;     authentication-type {       none;     }   } }
    Changing the setting to
    set
    results in output that looks like this:
    admin@PA-3060#
    show deviceconfig system ntp-servers
    set deviceconfig system ntp-servers primary-ntp-server ntp-server-address pool.ntp.org set deviceconfig system ntp-servers primary-ntp-server authentication-type none [edit]
    Changing the setting to
    xml
    results in output that looks like this:
    admin@PA-3060#
    show deviceconfig system ntp-servers
    <response status="success" code="19">   <result total-count="1" count="1">     <ntp-servers>       <primary-ntp-server>         <ntp-server-address>pool.ntp.org</ntp-server-address>         <authentication-type>           <none/>         </authentication-type>       </primary-ntp-server>     </ntp-servers>   </result> </response>
  • Switch to scripting mode. In scripting mode, you can copy and paste commands from a text file directly into the CLI. Although you can do this without scripting-mode enabled (up to 20 lines). If you cut-and-paste a block of text into the CLI, examine the output of the lines you pasted. If you see lines that are truncated or generate errors, you may have to re-paste a smaller section of text, or switch to
    scripting-mode
    :
    admin@PA-3060>
    set cli scripting-mode on
    When in scripting-mode, you cannot use Tab to complete commands or use
    ?
    to get help on command syntax. When you are done pasting commands, switch back to regular mode using the
    set cli scripting-mode off
    command.

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