Vyatta Network OS Documentation

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

Command prompts

An overview of command prompts and the related commands.

The command prompt shows you the user account under which you are logged in, the host name of the system you are logged in to, and whether you are in configuration mode or operational mode.

The format of the command prompt in configuration mode is as follows:

username@hostname#

The format of the command prompt in operational mode is as follows:

username@hostname:~$

where, in both cases, username is the user account under which you are logged in and hostname is the host name configured for the system; see Command prompts for examples.

Table 1. Command prompts
The prompt shows this And means this

vyatta@R1:~$

User: Vyatta

Hostname: R1

Command mode: Operational mode

vyatta@R1#

User: Vyatta

Hostname: R1

Command mode: Configuration mode