Cheeky little Question Mark

This morning a post came in via the IPExpert Mailing list. Someone was asking how to put in a ? mark into the password as required by the task. I read this and thought it was rather odd! By default a question mark  would do the following.

ASA2# conf t
ASA2(config)# username anthony password ip?
configure mode commands/options:
 WORD

Well there is a solution and it is rather interesting. Ctrl-V. Hit control V and it allows you to put ? among text as a character instead of asking IOS for more information.

ASA2(config)# username anthony password ip?expertPass?word 
ASA2(config)#

Very cool little trick! Another thing that may come and bite you on the CCIE written/lab exam. I want to leave you with this quote and thought of the day.

“Obsessed is the word lazy people use to describe the Dedicated”

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