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Executes an EAGI compliant application.


Using 'EAGI' provides enhanced AGI, with incoming audio available out of band on file descriptor 3.

Executes an Asterisk Gateway Interface compliant program on a channel. AGI allows Asterisk to launch external programs written in any language to control a telephony channel, play audio, read DTMF digits, etc. by communicating with the AGI protocol on stdin and stdout. As of 1.6.0, this channel will not stop dialplan execution on hangup inside of this application. Dialplan execution will continue normally, even upon hangup until the AGI application signals a desire to stop (either by exiting or, in the case of a net script, by closing the connection). A locally executed AGI script will receive SIGHUP on hangup from the channel except when using DeadAGI. A fast AGI server will correspondingly receive a HANGUP inline with the command dialog. Both of theses signals may be disabled by setting the AGISIGHUP channel variable to no before executing the AGI application.

Use the CLI command agi show commands to list available agi commands.

This application sets the following channel variable upon completion:

  • AGISTATUS - The status of the attempt to the run the AGI script text string, one of:
    • HANGUP


  • command
  • args
    • arg1
    • arg2

See Also

Import Version

This documentation was imported from Asterisk Version SVN-branch-1.8-r418641

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  1. For some reason, Google brings you to this page, not the current one at Asterisk 15 Application_DeadAGI, which warns that:

    "Warning This application is deprecated and may be removed in a future version of Asterisk. Use the replacement application AGI instead of DeadAGI"

    Just be aware of that!