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Cisco Bug: CSCub17108 - 'show command | ?' displays - ERROR: % Ambiguous command: "sh command"

Last Modified

Jan 09, 2017

Products (1)

  • Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Firewalls

Known Affected Releases

8.1(1.1) 8.2 8.3 8.4

Description (partial)


when we try to filter the show output using '|' we get might get an error


sh blocks | ?
ERROR: % Ambiguous command:  "sh blocks "
I get the above error, however if I enter the right command be it file or include or something else it takes it and does what it is expected to do
It should show something like this
asa5520-2# sh blocks | ?
  begin    Begin with the line that matches
  exclude  Exclude lines that match
  grep     Include/exclude lines that match
  include  Include lines that match

This is a COSMETIC error and as mentioned above it will still take the command and display what it is supposed to display

This is the same for all the show commands


asa must be running any release and above code and it should be smp platform (5580/85) 
when user tries to filter out show output using '|'
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