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       vtysh - an integrated shell for FRRouting.


       vtysh [ -b ]

       vtysh [ -E ] [ -d daemon ] [ -c command ]


       vtysh is an integrated shell for the FRRouting suite of protocol daemons.


       OPTIONS available for the vtysh command:

       -b, --boot
              Execute  boot  startup configuration. It makes sense only if integrated config file
              is in use (not default in FRRouting). See Info file frr for more info.

       -c, --command command
              Specify command to be executed under batch mode. It behaves like -c option  in  any
              other shell - command is executed and vtysh exits.

              It's useful for gathering info from FRRouting daemons or reconfiguring daemons from
              inside shell scripts, etc. Note that multiple commands may  be  executed  by  using
              more  than  one  -c  option and/or embedding linefeed characters inside the command

       -d, --daemon daemon_name
              Specify which daemon to connect to. By default, vtysh attempts to  connect  to  all
              FRRouting  daemons  running on the system. With this flag, one can specify a single
              daemon to connect to instead. For example, specifying '-d ospfd' will connect  only
              to  ospfd. This can be particularly useful inside scripts with -c where the command
              is targeted for a single daemon.

       -e, --execute command
              Alias for -c. It's here only for compatibility  with  Zebra  routing  software  and
              older FRR versions. This will be removed in future.

       -E, --echo
              When  the  -c  option is being used, this flag will cause the standard vtysh prompt
              and command to be echoed prior to displaying  the  results.  This  is  particularly
              useful to separate the results when executing multiple commands.

       -C, --dryrun
              When  the  -C  option  is  being used, this flag will check the config for syntatic

       -m, --markfile
              Mark the input file with context ends, useful for cleanup of a config file that has
              a lot of extraneous space and end markers

       -n, --noerror
              When executing cli that does not invoke a vtysh shell, if an error ocurrs ignore it
              for purposes of return codes from vtysh.

       -H, --histfile
              Override the history file for vtysh commands. You can set  vtysh  -H  /dev/null  to
              turn logging of at all.

       -u, --user
              Restrict  access  to  configuration  commands  by  preventing  use  of the "enable"
              command. This option provides the same  limited  "security"  as  password-protected
              telnet access. This security should not be relied on in production environments.

              Caveat  emptor:  VTYSH was never designed to be a privilege broker and is not built
              using secure coding practices. No guarantees of  security  are  provided  for  this
              option  and  under  no  circumstances  should  this  option  be used to provide any
              semblance of secure read-only access to FRR.

       -h, --help
              Display a usage message on standard output and exit.


              This should be the name of the pager to use. Default is more.

              Override the history file for vtysh commands.  Logging  can  be  turned  off  using
              VTYSH_HISTFILE=/dev/null  vtysh.   Environment  is  prefered  way  to  override the
              history file path over command line argument (-H/--histfile).


              The default location of the vtysh binary.

              The default location of the vtysh config file.

              The default location of the integrated FRRouting  routing  engine  config  file  if
              integrated config file is in use.

              Location of history of commands entered via cli

              If  the  vtysh  process  is configured to output logs to a file, then you will find
              this file in the directory where you started vtysh.


       This man page is intended to be a quick reference for command line options. The definitive
       document is the info file frr 8.1 or the documentation available on the project website at


       The daemon may log to standard output, to a VTY, to a log file, or through syslog  to  the
       system  logs.  FRR  supports many debugging options, see the Info file, web docs or source
       for details.


       frr-zebra(8),   vtysh(1),   frr-ripd(8),   frr-ripngd(8),   frr-ospfd(8),   frr-ospf6d(8),
       frr-bgpd(8),   frr-isisd(8),   frr-babeld(8),   frr-nhrpd(8),   frr-pimd(8),  frr-pbrd(8),
       frr-ldpd(8), frr-eigrpd(8),  frr-staticd(8),  frr-fabricd(8),  frr-vrrpd(8),  mtracebis(8)


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