CLI Commands (No Commit Required)
CLI Command 
Description 
Platform Availability 

Display the version of various file reputation and analysis components. 
C and X Series 

Display AntiSpam status 
C and X Series 

Manually update spam definitions 
C and X Series 

Display antivirus status 
C and X Series 

Manually update virus definitions 
C and X Series 

Archives older messages in your queue. 
C and X Series 

Bounce messages from the queue 
C, X, and MSeries 

Clear changes 
C, X, and MSeries 

Commit changes 
C, X, and MSeries 

Display detailed information about the last commit 
C and X Series 

Display content scanner version information. 
C and X Series 

Request manual update of content scanner engine. 
C and X Series 

Display the current date and time 
C, X, and M Series 

Checks whether DANE is supported for a specified domain. 
C and X Series 

Delete messages from the queue 
C, X, and MSeries 

Reschedule messages for immediate delivery 
C, X, and MSeries 

Check RAID disks, network caches, and SMTP connections. Clear network caches. 
C, X, and MSeries 

Look up a record on a DNS server 
C and X Series 

Display the last n alerts sent by the appliance 
C, X, and MSeries 

Version information for DLP Engine 
C and X Series 

Update DLP Engine 
C and X Series 

Clear all entries from the DNS cache 
C, X, and MSeries 

Test a DNS lookup for a DNSbased list service 
C and X Series 

Display DNS statistics 
C, X, and MSeries 

Create a Domain Exception List 
C and XSeries 

Check the version of the enrollment client that is used to obtain certificates 
CSeries 

Update the enrollment client that is used to obtain certificates 
CSeries 

Shows the version of the PXE Engine and Domain Mappings file 
C and XSeries 

Requests an update to the PXE Engine 
C and XSeries 

Displays the status and CPU usage of all engines enabled on the appliance. 
C and XSeries 

Administer system feature keys 
C, X, and MSeries 

Find events in mail log files 
C, X, and MSeries 

Manually update the geolocation list. 
C and XSeries 

Displays the current version of the geolocation list. 
C and XSeries 

Manually update the HowTos component 
C and XSeries 

Displays the current version of the HowTos component 
C and XSeries 

Display the details of existing graymail rules 
C and XSeries 

Manually update graymail rules 
C and XSeries 

Search for text in a log file 
C, X, and MSeries 

Checks the health of your Email Security appliance 
C and XSeries 

Help 
C, X, and MSeries 

Monitor activity for a particular host 
C, X, and MSeries 

Get the status of the given hostname 
C, X, and MSeries 

Display who has recently logged into the system 
C, X, and MSeries 

Flush any cached LDAP results 
C and X Series 

Perform a single LDAP query test 
C and X Series 

Load a virtual appliance license 
All virtual appliances 

Mail the current configuration to an email address 
C, X, and MSeries 

Query a name server 
C, X, and MSeries 

Display network connections, routing tables, and network interface statistics. 
C, X, and MSeries 

Clear the cached Outbreak Rules 
C and X Series 

Display current Outbreak Rules 
C and X Series 

Update Outbreak Filters rules 
C and X Series 

displays a list of old messages in the queue. 
C and X Series 

Intercept and display packets being transmitted or received over the network 
C, X, and MSeries 

Change your passphrase 
C, X, and MSeries 

Ping a network host 
C, X, and MSeries 

Ping a network host using IPV6 
C, X, and MSeries 

Quit 
C, X, and MSeries 

Monitor message throughput 
C, X, and MSeries 

Restart the system 
C, X, and MSeries 

Redirect all messages to another relay host 
C and X Series 

Removes old, undelivered messages from your queue. 
C and X Series 

Request version information of Reputation Engine 
C, X, and MSeries 

Restore the factory configuration defaults 
C, X, and MSeries 

Reset all of the counters in the system 
C, X, and MSeries 

Resume receiving and deliveries 
C, X, and MSeries 

Resume deliveries 
C, X, and MSeries 

Resume receiving 
C, X, and MSeries 

Revert to a previous release 
C, X, and MSeries 

Roll over a log file 
C, X, and MSeries 

Saves the configuration to disk 
C, X, and MSeries 

Display status of SenderBase queries 
C and X Series 

Display the current version of the SDR component 
C and X Series 

Manually update the SDR component 
C and X Series 

Checks if your Cisco Email Security Gateway is connected to the SDR service 
C and X Series 

Manually set the system clock 
C, X, and MSeries 

Displays old undelivered messages in your queue. 
C and X Series 

Display all configuration values 
C, X, and MSeries 

Display virtual appliance license information 
All virtual appliances 

Shows Smart Licensing status and summary of status. 
C, X, and MSeries 

Show messages from the queue by recipient host, Envelope From address, or all messages 
C and X Series 

Shut down the system to power off 
C, X, and MSeries 

Configure Safelist/Blocklist settings 
C and XSeries 

System status 
C, X, and MSeries 

Send a message to Cisco TAC 
C, X, and MSeries 

Display Support Request Keywords version information 
C, X, and MSeries 

Request manual update for Support Request Keywords 
C, X, and MSeries 

Suspend receiving and deliveries 
C, X, and MSeries 

Suspend deliveries 
C, X, and MSeries 

Suspend receiving 
C, X, and MSeries 

First time system setup 
C and X Series 

Continuously display the end of a log file 
C, X, and MSeries 

Allow Cisco TAC to access your system 
C, X, and MSeries 

Connect to a remote host 
C, X, and MSeries 

Display the current version of the ETF engine 
C, and X Series 

Manually update the ETF engine 
C, and XSeries 

Establish an outbound TLS connection to a remote host and debug any TLS connection issues 
C and X Series 

Display the top hosts by queue size 
C, X, and MSeries 

Display the top hosts by number of incoming connections 
C, X, and MSeries 

Trace the flow of a message through the system 
C, X, and MSeries 

Display the network route to a remote host 
C, X, and MSeries 

Display the network route to a remote host using IPV6. 
C, X, and M Series 

Update timezone rules 
C, X, and MSeries 

Update all components 
C, X, and MSeries 

Install an upgrade 
C, X, and MSeries 

View system version information 
C, X, and MSeries 

Wipe the core files on the disk and check the status of the last coredump operation 
C, X, and MSeries 

Flush the cache used by the URL filtering feature 
C, X, and M Series 

View diagnostic statistics for URL filtering 
C, X, and M Series 

List who is logged in 
C, X, and MSeries 

Display your current user id 
C, X, and MSeries 

Display and/or alter work queue pause status 
C and X Series 