Friday, June 28, 2013

Arista Networks switch easter egg

If you have an Arista Networks switch here's a little easter egg that you may find amusing. At the command prompt type show chickens. You will get the following output:

20-Jun-2014 03:20 AM - sah
The history behind it is interesting. A bit of a discussion between some of the SW people about the usefulness of a command. A comment was made "well what does show chickens do, a chicken?" (context is that the command in questions was less then ideal because the output contained no useful information). The answer given was "no, it shows a donkey".

The Arista SW team is some of the best in the biz, both from an engineering view and just being a great group of people to work with!
20-Jun-2014 03:20 AM - John Mistichelli
If you like "show chickens", you can also do "show donkeys" or "show farm" to show them both. The Arista CLI is implemented using Python. The file is just one piece. It is more or less there to give Arista customers an idea of how to implement custom CLI commands. Try "cat /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/CliPlugin/" to look at it.
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