Bird remote control.
Open the remote control console:
Reload the configuration without restarting Bird
$ birdc configure
Show the current status of Bird
$ birdc show status
Show all active protocols
$ birdc show protocols
Show all details about a protocol
$ birdc show protocols [upstream1] all
Show all routes that contain a specific AS number
$ birdc "show route where bgp_path ~ []"
Show all best routes
$ birdc show route primary
Show all details of all routes from a given prefix
$ birdc show route for [fd00:/8] all