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Cisco Bug: CSCvv39501 - Backslash at end of the interface description causes a extra/superfluous line break in CLI output

Last Modified

Sep 25, 2020

Products (1)

  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

Known Affected Releases

7.0(3)I7(8) 8.4(3.3) 9.3(5)

Description (partial)

Symptom:
When checking the output of commands such as `show int status`, `show description`, `show run int ex/y` there will be an extra blank line added in the output of the command.

Conditions:
With the configuration below, where "\" is at the end of the description
<pre>
interface Ethernet1/1
  description temp \

OR

interface Ethernet1/1
  description temp This is a test \
</pre>
The following will be seen
<pre>
Leaf-4(config-if)# show int e1/10 status 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Port          Name               Status    Vlan      Duplex  Speed   Type
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Eth1/10       This is a test \
  xcvrAbsen 1         auto    auto    --           <<<<<<<<<<<  Broken across 2 lines
</pre>
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