[App_rpt-users] Calling a shell script

Bryan D. Boyle bdboyle at bdboyle.com
Tue Feb 28 14:10:18 EST 2012

On 2/28/12 1:47 PM, Robert A. Poff WB3AWJ wrote:
> I have a need to call a shell script from a DTMF function.
> An internet search finds this message in the archive : Calling a script message
> So based on what I found there I did this:
> Added to extensions.conf:
> [call-bash-script]
> exten =>  1,1,System(/etc/W3SBA/utils/drillactive) ; Configure for EmComm Drill
> And in rpt.conf:
> 8495=autopatchup,context=call-bash-script,farenddisconnect=1 ;84951 - Set up for EmComm Drill
> It works as is.
> But, is this still the way to do this? Or is there a "better" way to make a call to the system?

What are you trying to do?

I don't usually add anything to extensions.conf; just a dtmf command in 
rpt.conf that calls a script using


where blah.sh may be something as simple as

/usr/sbin/asterisk -rx "rpt cmd xxxxx ilink 1 yyyyy"

so...keying up and doing a *DTMF# sequence will call my blah.sh script, 
execute it, and do what it says (in this case, send a command to xxxxx 
to disconnect node yyyyy.

Of course, you have to watch for command length matching...
991=cmd,/a/b/c.sh  will never get executed, since there will be a match 
on 99 and huh.sh will get executed when the minimal match is made...

better to have 990...;)  Found that the hard way.

I know there are other ways...but, this seems to work the least 
painfully at least for me so far.

In this world, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.
Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant.
You may quote me.

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