Cisco IOS Voice Troubleshooting and Monitoring -- Show and More Command Output Filtering
Show and More Commands
You can search and filter the output of show and more commands. This functionality is useful if you need to sort through large amounts of output or if you want to exclude output that you need not see.
To use this functionality, enter a show or more command followed by the vertical line character (|); one of the keywords begin, include, or exclude; and a regular expression on which you want to search or filter (the expression is case-sensitive):
command | [begin | include | exclude] regular-expression
The output matches certain lines of information in the configuration file. The following example illustrates how to use output modifiers with the show interface command when you want the output to include only lines in which the expression "protocol" appears:
Router# show interface | include protocol FastEthernet0/0 is up, line protocol is up Serial4/0 is up, line protocol is up Serial4/1 is up, line protocol is up Serial4/2 is administratively down, line protocol is down Serial4/3 is administratively down, line protocol is down
For more information on the search and filter functions, see the "Using the Command-Line Interface" chapter in the Cisco IOS Configuration Fundamentals Configuration Guide.