August 20, 2010

Stop your Cisco device interrupting your typing

One annoying "feature" of Cisco devices is that they often output info when your typing into the console making you loose your place and unable to see what you are typing in.

Router(config)#host m00nies-router m00nies-router(config)#^Z m00nies-router#sho *Aug 20 09:46:38.867: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from console by console w in

This behaviour can be change however by using the "logging synchronous" command on each of the management interfaces.

m00nies-router#conf t m00nies-router(config)#line vty 0 15 m00nies-router(config-line)#logging synchronous m00nies-router(config-line)#line con 0 m00nies-router(config-line)#logging synchronous m00nies-router(config-line)#^Z m00nies-router#sho *Aug 20 09:53:20.279: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from console by console m00nies-router#show int

Notice that now the console output automatically moves your input to a new line without messing up your typing! Should be the default behaviour imo but easily fixed.
m00nie :)