YANG driven interface
The commands available are automatically populated based on the YANG modules loaded into yp-shell. The command line syntax is derived from the YANG syntax. Access control is applied uniformly to NETCONF, CLI, and RESTCONF, simplifying security configuration.
Context Sensitive Editing
The command completion text and available help text is context-sensitive, based on the YANG definitions, the current command mode or sub-mode, and the cursor position in the command line.
Aliases are user-created commands that can be used to customize the command set and reduce typing. Each user has their own set of aliases, which are saved for future sessions.
yp-shell user@server> conf t
yp-shell user@server(c)# interfaces int eth0
yp-shell user@server(c interfaces interface eth0)# mtu 9000
yp-shell user@server(c interfaces interface eth0)# exit
Applying 1 edit
yp-shell user@server(c)# exit
Command Line History Features
Several familiar command line recall mechanisms are supported:
- The history and recall commands are used to show recent command lines and recall a previously entered command line
- The control-P (previous line) and Control-N (next line) keystroke sequences can be used to scroll backwards or forwards through the history buffer
- The ! (bang character) can be used to recall commands by line number or by most recent match for the specified command string
- The command line history can be cleared, saved, or re-loaded from file
- Each user has their own command history that is saved across sessions and across server reboots
The ‘?’ Help Key
The ‘?’ (question mark) key can be used to get context-sensitive help for the keyword(s) or value that is expected next within the current command line. The ‘tab’ key is used for short help text and the ‘?’ key is used for long help.