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FreeSWITCH 1.6 Cookbook by Giovanni Maruzzelli, Michael S Collins, Anthony Minessale II

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Getting familiar with the fs_cli interface

The preferred method of connecting to the FreeSWITCH console is by using the fs_cli program, where fs_cli stands for FreeSWITCH Command-line Interface. This program comes with FreeSWITCH as part of the default installation, and works with Linux/Unix, Mac OS X, and Windows. What is less known about fs_cli is that it is an excellent example of an ESL program. Beyond that, anything that you can do with fs_cli can also be done with ESL and the event socket.

Tip

Keep in mind that when you are logged in to fs_cli, you can do anything that you can do on the FreeSWITCH console, including shutting down the system and disconnecting any calls. So, exercise appropriate caution when using fs_cli.

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