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Common Cisco Router IOS Commands

May 27, 2017 Cisco, Networking

The commands below show some of the more common day to day commands that you will use when configuring or diagnosing issues on a Cisco router that is running the IOS software. This can be used as a quick cheat sheet on the common basic commands.
All these commands can be shortened to some extent. For example “show run” will actually execute the same as “show running-config”.
enter privileged mode


Show the current configuration

show running-config

Saving the config to persistent memory

copy running-config startup-config

Enter configuration mode:

configure terminal

Show the IP addresses of the interfaces

show ip interface brief

Display the IP routing table

show ip route

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