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Cisco Bug: CSCun09034 - Doc : parser 'terminal pager' explanation is not accurate

Last Modified

Nov 18, 2016

Products (1)

  • Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Firewalls

Known Affected Releases

8.2(3) 8.2(5) 8.4(5) 9.0(1) 9.1(4)

Description (partial)

'terminal pager' explanation is not accurate.

As per Command Reference guide, 'terminal pager' is only for the current session:

This command changes the pager line setting only for the current Telnet session. To save a new default pager setting to the configuration, use the pager command.

But, in fact, ASA will re-initiate the pager value in current thread from the running-config only when run the cmd 'login' at user EXEC mode or run the cmd "enable" to enter the execution mode.

This is current implementation, not a defect.

If ASA has many lines of 'banner exec xx', there is a possibility that the output is suppressed by unexpected '--- More---' before ASA displays user EXEC prompt. 
Automatic configuration script/tool can't work correctly due to this suppression.

To avoid confusion, these documents should be corrected to add above information.

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