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    Default same? show start / show config

    hi all,

    are show start and show config commands 100% the same? or are there some minor differences?

    Thanks all.
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    #2
    No such command as show config as far as i know
    show running-config is what is running and wont be used as startup-config until you #copy run start or #wr

    running-config runs in RAM (lost if you turn off device)
    startup-config runs from NVRAM (permanent)
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    #3
    when I do a show ? on my 2811

    Router# show ?
    configuration Contents of Non-Volatile memory
    running-config Current operating configuration
    startup-config Contents of startup configuration

    and when I do a show config on a factory-reset router, it replies:

    Router# show config
    startup-config is not present
    Router#


    so I *think* show config and show startup are the same. So if this is incorrect, can someone let me know, thanks.
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    #4
    The startup configuration is stored in NVRAM so "show configuration" and "show startup-configuration" would essentially the same. The running configuration is stored RAM.
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    #5
    I believe "show config all" will include all of the default commands that are not normally shown when you do a "show start".
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    I loaded up two 3725 routers in GNS3, then did show start on one and show config on the other. same output.
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