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[Archive] How to change the NetScreen's console output without paging?

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Article ID: KB5699 KB Last Updated: 21 Dec 2017Version: 4.0
Summary:
How to change the NetScreen's console output to scroll without paging or user intervention?
Symptoms:

When gathering the CLI command "get tech-support" information from a NetScreen device, (via telnet or console port) the CLI console output pages every 20 lines and a "key" must be hit to continue to display more of the CLI console output.

Should the "console" get locked up due to a continuous output, one of the following must be performed in order to "break" this condition:

  1. Enter CTL-C or Q (for quit) several times to see if the continuous console output will stop and return to the CLI prompt.
  2. Perform a "hard" reset (power cycle) on the NetScreen device.  After re-boot, you should be able to login to the NetScreen device.
Solution:

By default, the NetScreen CLI console output pages at every 20 lines.  In order to "disable" console output paging, enter the following CLI command:

ssg-> set console page 0 [Enter]

After setting the parameter to 0, the CLI console output display will no longer page; a continuous output of all information will display to the console screen.  Allowing you to gather all CLI command console information a lot quicker via telnet or through the NetScreen's console port.  When finished, the CLI prompt should return after all output has displayed to the screen.

Note: Important! After gathering ALL wanted CLI command information, set the console page back to default setting of 20 lines with the following CLI command or else you could easily lock-up the console port or ALL management to the NetScreen IF a "large" continuous console output is executed on the CLI. (snoop, debug flow, etc.):

ssg-> unset console page [Enter]

 


 
Modification History:
2017-12-07: Article reviewed for accuracy. Added important note and command to reset the console paging back to the default setting. Article is correct and complete. 
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