Interpret the Command Help

Use the following table to help interpret the command options you see when you use the
?
to get help.
Symbol
Description
*
Indicates that the option is required.
For example, when importing a configuration over secure copy (SCP), specifying the
from
parameter is required, as indicated by the
*
from notation.
username@hostname#>
scp import configuration ?
+ remote-port   SSH port number on remote host + source-ip     Set source address to specified interface address * from          Source (username@host:path)
>
Indicates that there are additional nested commands.
For example, when configuring DNS settings, there are additional nested commands for configuring a DNS proxy object and for specifying primary and secondary DNS servers:
username@hostname#
set deviceconfig system dns-setting ?
> dns-proxy-object   Dns proxy object to use for resolving fqdns > servers            Primary and secondary dns servers   <Enter>            Finish input
+
Indicates that the option has an associated value that you must enter.
For example, when setting up a high availability configuration, notice that the
+ enabled
notation indicates that you must supply a value for this option:
username@hostname#
set deviceconfig high-availability ?
+ enabled enabled > group HA group configuration > interface HA interface configuration <Enter> Finish input Getting help for the enabled option shows that you must enter a value of yes or no: admin@PA-3060#
set deviceconfig high-availability enabled ?
  no    no   yes   yes
|
Allows you to filter command output. You can either specify a
match
value, which will only show command output that matches the value you specify, or you can specify an
except
value, which will only show command output except for the value you specify.
For example, use the
| match
option to display only the app-version in the output of the show system info command:
username@hostname>
show system info | match app-version
app-version: 758-4391
Similarly, to show all users in your group lists who are not part of your organization, you should show the user group list, but exclude the organizational unit (ou) for your organization. Notice that, although there are a total of 4555 user-to-group mappings, with the
| except
filter you can easily see the small list of users who are part of external groups:
username@hostname>
show user group list | except ou=acme
cn=sap_globaladmin,cn=users,dc=acme,dc=local cn=dnsupdateproxy,ou=admin groups,ou=administrator accounts,dc=acme,dc=local cn=dhcp administrators,ou=admin groups,ou=administrator accounts,dc=acme,dc=local cn=helpservicesgroup,cn=users,dc=acme,dc=local cn=exchange domain servers,cn=users,dc=acme,dc=local cn=network configuration operators,cn=builtin,dc=acme,dc=local cn=dhcp users,ou=admin groups,ou=administrator accounts,dc=acme,dc=local cn=exchange windows permissions,ou=microsoft exchange security groups,dc=acme,dc=local cn=wins users,cn=users,dc=acme,dc=local cn=enterprise read-only domain controllers,cn=users,dc=acme,dc=local cn=print-server-admins,ou=admin groups,ou=administrator accounts,dc=acme,dc=local cn=telnetclients,cn=users,dc=acme,dc=local cn=servicenowpasswordreset,ou=admin groups,ou=administrator accounts,dc=acme,dc=local cn=delegated setup,ou=microsoft exchange security groups,dc=acme,dc=local Total: 4555 * : Custom Group </result></response> username@hostname>

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