export_settings and import_settings

export_settings and import_settings

The export_settings and import_settings are CLI features that allow you to export/import the entire or partial (subtree or the configuration of a given path) configuration in a text format. The input and output can be a file or standard input/output (copy/paste).  It can be used at the root of the configuration menus to get all of the settings, or at a specific level (i.e. 'cd /settings/network_connections' first) to get a more limited set.  If you use the --file option, it will write to the home directory of the user you are logged in as.

export_setting options

export_settings [cli-path] [arguments]

where arguments can be:
--with-options - provide a list of choices for value
--include-empty - generate parameter line even if no value
--not-enabled - generate parameter line even if parameter not active
--plain-password - plain plain/hash password
--file <local-pathname> - output to a local file

import_settings options

import_settings [arguments]

where arguments can be:
--file <local-pathname> - local file input
--overwrite-tables - overwrite table when its configuration is given
--quiet - suppress report of success/failure per path, just output final counters.

In interactive mode (no --file given) the administrator can type the lines or paste them. The command is finalized by <ctrl>D

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