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February 26, 2008

My Biggest Timekiller…Other Than My Ignorance

Filed under: Cisco,Cisco Certification,IOS — cciepursuit @ 6:17 pm
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I could probably shave a nice hunk of time off of my labs if I could just reduce the number of times that I’ve had to retype a command because I was:

1) In configuration mode and forgot to type “do” before my command.
2) I was in enable mode and accidentally typed “do” before my command.

I also choke on typing “conf t” quite a bit.  This is generally when I’m trying to type too quickly.  For whatever reason my fingers seem to want to type a space after the ‘n’ (“con ft”). 

Oh well, as the title of this post suggests, it’s not retyping a couple of commands that it going to sink me on the lab exam.  🙂



  1. No matter how many labs I do, I can’t tell you how many times i’ve typed in “router opsf 1” instead of “router ospf 1”! 🙂

    Comment by Arden Packeer — February 26, 2008 @ 7:06 pm | Reply

  2. No matter how many labs or real world configs I have done, I always seem to forget I am not in global config mode or a interface has no idea what the command “no shit” means…

    Gardengate1841#int s0/0/0
    % Invalid input detected at ‘^’ marker.

    Gardengate1841#config t
    Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z.
    Gardengate1841(config)#int s0/0/0
    Gardengate1841(config-if)#no shit
    % Invalid input detected at ‘^’ marker.


    Comment by cyost91 — February 26, 2008 @ 8:46 pm | Reply

  3. Based on an article within’s newsletter:

    alias exec sh show
    alias configure sh do sh
    alias interface sh do sh

    etc etc

    The article is here –


    Comment by Richard @ — February 27, 2008 @ 2:29 am | Reply

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