How to see current startup or running configuration

It normaly should be done from privileged EXEC mode:

show startup-config for viewing startup configuration file, settings which will be loaded on reboot of equipment.

show running-config for viewing running configuration, settings which are currently in memory of equipment. If they are not saved, they will be lost on reboot.


Short versions are

sh start


sh run


To navigate through start or running configuration view, you can use

ENTER – next line

SPACE – next page

ESC – quit


To save current running configuration to startup file

copy running-config startup-config


copy run start