Can you explain a little more what you are actually trying to do. To the best of my knowledge there is no character within the cli that dictates a comment. Any script that you are trying to setup would usually have a comment character that simply means it should ignore that line.
It this what you wanted:
# set cli config-output-format set
set deviceconfig system update-server updates.paloaltonetworks.com
set deviceconfig system update-schedule threats recurring daily at 01:15
set deviceconfig system update-schedule threats recurring daily action download-and-install
set deviceconfig system update-schedule global-protect-datafile recurring daily action download-and-install
set deviceconfig system update-schedule global-protect-datafile recurring daily at 01:30
set deviceconfig system update-schedule anti-virus recurring hourly action download-and-install
Sorry. needs better explanation.
So I am using a text file - similar to what i did with cisco / arista. which has lines of config in it. But I was able to use
# or !! to signify that those lines where comments - so I could document desiscions
I would use the text files by simply coping and paste into a cli.
so I might want to have something like this
# set up aggregate port
set template vdc config network interface aggregate-ethernet ae1 layer3 ipv6 neighbor-discovery router-advertisement enable no
set template vdc config network interface aggregate-ethernet ae1 comment "10G PO to core switches"
and I would like to be able to select the whole file and just paste.
with PANOS, the # comes up as an error, which makes it harder for me to quickly scan for errors.
Switch to scripting mode. In scripting mode, you can copy and paste commands from a text file directly into the CLI. Although you can do this without scripting-mode enabled (up to 20 lines). If you cut-and-paste a block of text into the CLI, examine the output of the lines you pasted. If you see lines that are truncated or generate errors, you may have to re-paste a smaller section of text, or switch to scripting-mode admin@PA-3060> set cli scripting-mode on
This seems a little silly - unable to allocate a character for comments. makes script files lot better by adding documentation to the script file.
Seems like very basic sort of stuff
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