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Mister CLI: A multi-router network command-line interface

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Mr. CLI presents a command-line interface similar to network equipment operators are familiar with, giving them access to all of the equipment known by Notch Agents (see

When a command is executed, the individual commands are submitted to all targetted devices in parallel, making for a powerful diagnostic tool for planned events as well as diagnosis during break fix.

It can be used in both command-line mode:

$ mrcli localhost:8080 -t "^[abc].*" -c "sh int desc | i PO"
PO5/0                  admin down     down
PO6/0                  admin down     down

PO3/0                  up             up
PO4/0                  admin down     down
PO5/0                  admin down     down
PO6/0                  admin down     down

..and interactive mode:

$ mrcli localhost:8080
Welcome to Mr. CLI.  Type 'help' if you need it.
mr.cli [t: 0] > targets ^[ab].*
Targets changed to: ar1.mel, br1.mel
mr.cli [t: 2] > cmd show ver | i IOS
IOS (tm) 7200 Software (C7200-K4P-M), Version 12.0(33)S6, RELEASE SOFTWARE

IOS (tm) 7200 Software (C7200-K4P-M), Version 12.0(33)S6, RELEASE SOFTWARE


Version 0.2: 2010-07-21

  • mrcli/ Add documentation note. [0ec1a5dded46] [tip]
  • mrcli/ Correct misterminated error message. [a69a6da59a7f]
  • mrcli/ Can use netmunge router output munging library if available. To use, switch output mode to ‘csv’.

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