Review the guidelines in this topic to understand how to enter commands in the CLI.
Read the following guidelines before you use the commands:
- Each command has the following format:
command [<em className="ph i">arguments</em>] [-<em className="ph i">options</em>]
- The command syntax is case sensitive.
- The command name is all lowercase.
- All arguments must immediately follow the command. The options immediately follow the arguments.
- Each option is always preceded by a hyphen (-). An option can be a short option (single letter) or a long option (multiple letters).
- If an option has an argument, the argument is mandatory, for example:
ifconfig eth0 -i 192.168.70.34 -g 192.168.70.29 -s 255.255.255.0
where ifconfig is the command, eth0 is an argument, and -i, -g, and -s are options. In this example, all three options have arguments.
- Brackets indicate that an argument or option is optional. Brackets are not part of the command that you type.