Vyatta NOS documentation

Learn how to install, configure, and operate Vyatta Network Operating System (Vyatta NOS), which helps to drive our virtual networking and physical platforms portfolio.

Command strings and configuration paths

In most cases, we don't use a command term in isolation — we use it at the start of a longer string that may contain various keywords, parameters and values. We often refer to the whole string as a 'command', although to be more precise we may refer to it as the command string.

A complete command string for a configuration in Vyatta NOS often looks something like this:

command keyword1 keyword2 <value2> keyword3 keyword4 <value4>

(Notice that some keywords stand alone, while others form a keyword-value pair.)

Such configuration command strings must conform to the configuration hierarchy — that is, they specify a configuration path.