I have a router with many interfaces when I issue the command display ip interface description I get something similar to this

Eth-Trunk1.444          U    U    <= Gige E To You...

how can I see the full description ? remove the dots ?

  • Have you tried display interface description?
    – user36472
    Jan 24, 2019 at 13:27
  • I want to see both the IP address and the FULL description
    – Forrest
    Jan 24, 2019 at 13:28
  • I'm not sure that is possible.
    – user36472
    Jan 24, 2019 at 13:29

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It's not possible on Huawei routers/switches to display the full interface description, when using the command display ip interface description.

Huawei writes on their description of the display ip interface description command output:


Indicates the description of an interface, expressed in characters. A maximum of 20 characters can be displayed. When the length of the description is greater than 20 characters, only the first 16 characters are displayed and the last 3 characters are replaced by ellipsis (...). If the description of an interface is the default setting, no information is displayed.

Source: https://support.huawei.com/enterprise/en/doc/EDOC1000088743?section=j007

See table 4-12.

The only way to see the full scription is by using the display interface description command.

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