The Cisco IOS CLI show commands display relevant information about the configuration and operation of the device.

Network technicians use show commands extensively for viewing configuration files, checking the status of device interfaces and processes, and verifying the device operational status. The show commands are available whether the device was configured using the CLI or Cisco Configuration Professional.

The status of nearly every process or function of the router can be displayed using a show command. Some of the more popular show commands are:

Click the buttons in the figure to see more information about the show commands.