Vyatta Network OS Documentation

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

spawn: <command-name> [ <text> ]

Allows you to run any native Linux command through the operational mode infrastructure.

<command-name>
Command to run.
<text>
An argument to a command.

Operational mode

Use this command to run any native Linux command through the operational mode infrastructure.

Commands that are spawned are run by the local shell, and with the current user's permissions. The spawned command provides a documented and supported way of running any Linux command.

The spawned command prevents any changes to the set of modeled commands from effecting the user's ability to run native commands consistently, if they are using this supported method.