When attempting to view the content of a config file, the "show config <config_name>" results in message "File is not an active configuration file" as shown below:
sp_ctrl (alvsupl18:8648)> show config config1
File is not an active configuration file
The command "show config" is only meant to show the content of an active config file. Use "view config" to see contents of both active or non-active config files.