User Execution Mode ——         Router>

Privileged Execution Mode —— Router#

Global Configuration Mode —— Router(config)#


—–Getting Help in Cisco Router—–

In any command mode, you can get a list of available commands by entering a question mark (?).



To obtain a list of commands that begin with a particular character sequence, type in those characters followed immediately by the question mark(?).


configure connect copy

To list keywords or arguments, enter a question mark in place of a keyword or argument. Include a space before the question mark.

Router#configure ?

memory           Configure from NV memory

network          Configure from a TFTP network host

terminal          Configure from the terminal


You can also abbreviate commands and keywords by entering just enough characters to make the command unique from other commands. For example, you can abbreviate the show command to sh.