Console exec-timeout and logging synchronous in IOS

Some productivity tips when working all day long on a Cisco console:

Exec-timeout & Logging synchronous

  1. Exec-timeout: The IOS logs you out of the console session if it finds no activity on it for a certain period of time. This is a sound security measure, however if you need to work in the terminal console all day long or you’re in a lab environment where security concerns are not that important, then you can turn off the session time out.
Router(config)#line console 0
Router(config-line)#exec-timeout 0 0
Router(config-line)#no exec-timeout

2. Logging synchronous: Ever annoyed by those status messages on the console that interferes with what you’re typing and mess up your commands? If you have, then this is for you. As the name suggests logging synchronous command displays the vital status messages of the device in sync with what you’re typing on the console and paints all the commands you’re typing in a new line.

Router(config)#line console 0
Router(config-line)#logging synchronous

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