How to enter ‘?’ as a part of password

August 9, 2008 at 2:12 pm | Posted in Blogroll, IOS services | Leave a comment

You can use Ctrl-V or Esc Q to tell the system to accept the following keystroke as a user-configured command entry (rather than as an editing command).

For example, to enter the following command in IOS

username cisco password c?sco

we need to type (without space in the password):

usename cisco password c Ctrl-v ?sco      or
usename cisco password c Esc-q ?sco

Doc CD Navigation

  • Cisco IOS Configuration Fundamentals Configuration Guide, Release 12.4
  • Part 1: Using the Cisco IOS Command-Line Interface (CLI)
  • Using the Cisco IOS Command-Line Interface
  • Using CLI Editing Features and Shortcuts
  • Designating a Keystroke as a Command Entry

Designating a Keystroke as a Command Entry

You can configure the system to recognize a particular keystroke (key combination or sequence) as command aliases. In other words, you can set a keystroke as a shortcut for executing a command. To enable the system to interpret a keystroke as a command, use the either of the following key combinations before entering the command sequence:

Keystrokes

Purpose

CtrlV or Esc, Q

Configures the system to accept the following keystroke as a user-configured command entry (rather than as an editing command).


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