This Asterisk Configuration Files section covers the following:
- The Config File Format and syntax.
- How to use Comments in the files.
- Using The include, tryinclude and exec Constructs to include file content into other files or get external program output into a file
- Adding to an existing section settings from other configuration sections
- The syntax and usage of Templates for avoiding redundant configuration.
If you haven't read it already, the Asterisk Architecture section will help you to understand the context within which the configuration files are used. The Directory and File Structure will tell you exactly where to find the configuration files which we generalize in this section. See the Configuration section for information on how to configure files related to specific components of Asterisk.