[asterisk-dev] More "concise" CLI commands - something we really want?

BJ Weschke bweschke at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 07:42:30 CST 2007

Olle E Johansson wrote:
> 15 nov 2007 kl. 13.22 skrev Tzafrir Cohen:
>> On Thu, Nov 15, 2007 at 12:43:40PM +0100, Johansson Olle E wrote:
>>> While browsing the bug tracker today, I found a patch for adding more
>>> "concise" commands to the SIP channel.
>>> My personal opinion is that I don't like adapting the CLI for machine
>>> parsing. If we're about to do that, we might
>>> as well convert all CLI listings in one big janitor project. But we
>>> already have the manager for that kind of
>>> communication - machine-parseable. We could easily write a wrapper
>>> for /utils that replaces "asterisk -x"
>>> for web applications and other scripts.
>>> I propose that we deprecate the existing "concise" commands in trunk,
>>> don't accept new ones and refer
>>> users and developers to our lovely AMI solution.
>> I have two potential issues with this:
>> 1. "concise" tend to better fit in a 80-column terminal (such as the
>> Linux console).
> That won't be the case with other listings - we have much more  
> information
> than what fits. The normal listings try to handle that by cutting off  
> data.
> I think it's simple to enable manager. We just need to provide a good
> script that outputs the data in many different ways, maybe using awk
> or something classy?
> /O
 I'm going to agree with Olle here. I think there should really be only one way / format to present information from the CLI and everything else should be driven through interfaces designed to deliver multiple formats (eg AMI). 

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