Vyatta Network OS Documentation

Learn how to install, configure and operate the Vyatta NOS, which helps drive our virtual networking & physical platforms portfolio.

Viewing long output (“more”)

If the information being displayed is too long for your screen, the screen indicates a line number where the information breaks.

The Linux operating system provides several commands for controlling information in a “more” display; the following table shows a few important ones. Refer to Linux documentation for additional control of “more” displays.

Table 1. Commands for viewing long output
To do this Press this

Exit “more”


Scroll down one whole screen


Scroll up one whole screen


Scroll down one line


Scroll up one line

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Show system configuration

Entering show in configuration mode displays information that you have explicitly set. Entering show -all displays information that you have set plus all default information.

Enter configuration mode and enter show -all at the command prompt. The full default system and the “more” prompt are displayed. (Some lines have been removed from the example to save space.)

vyatta@vyatta# show -all
interfaces {
     dataplane dp0p160p1 {
         mtu 1500
     loopback lo {

Exit from a “more” display

Within the “more” display, enter q. You are returned to the command prompt.

	dataplane dp0p1p4{
		duplex auto
		hw-id 00:14:bf:5a:84:f9
		speed auto
: q