To permanently increase the default terminal length for future IOS sessions, type the following into the console: Router#conf t Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z. Router(config)#line vty 04 Router(config-line)#len Router(config-line)#length ? <0-512> Number of lines on screen (0 for no pausing) Router(config-line)#length 40.
When using the command line, it helps to be able to quickly correct a mistake. Cisco provides shortcuts that allow you to save time by deleting multiple characters at a time.
Cisco IOS gives you four ways to exit configuration mode back to privileged EXEC mode: Ctrl-Z, Ctrl-C, and the "end" and "exit" commands. At first, these methods may appear similar, but there are some important differences regarding which ones to use.