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       yate - launch the YATE telephony engine


       yate [options] [commands]


       yate is a telephony engine that supports client, PBX and IVR functions trough plugins.


       -h, --help
              Display a short help message and exit

       -V, --version
              Display program version and exit

       -v     Verbose debugging (you can use more than once)

       -q     Quieter debugging (you can use more than once)

       -d     Daemonify, suppress output unless logged

       -s     Supervised, restart if crashes or locks up

       -r     Enable rotation of log file (needs -s and -l)

       -l filename
              Log to file - should be used whenever running in daemon mode

       -p filename
              Write PID of the supervisor or primary thread to file

       -n configname
              Use specified configuration name, overrides default "yate"

       -c pathname
              Path to conf files directory, overrides compiled-in value

       -u pathname
              Path to user data files directory, overrides compiled-in value

       -m pathname
              Path to modules directory, overrides compiled-in value

       -e pathname
              Path to shared directory, overrides compiled-in value

       -x relpath
              Relative path to extra modules directory (can be repeated)

       -w directory
              Change working directory

       -N nodename
              Set the name of the node in a cluster

   Debugging options (may not be compiled in)
       -C     Enable core dumps if supported by the operating system

       -F     Increase the maximum file handle to compiled value

       -t     Truncate the log file instead of appending to it

              Special debugging options

       -Da    Abort (coredumps if allowed) if bugs are encountered

       -Dm    Attempt to debug mutex deadlocks by setting a maximum 10s limit, if repeated halves
              the limit

       -Dl    Attempt to load modules without having their symbols globally visible

       -Dc    Call dlclose() until it gets an error

       -Du    Do not unload modules, just try to call thier finalization code

       -Di    Reinitialize after first initialization

       -Dx    Exit immediately after initialization

       -Dw    Delay for one second the creation of the first worker thread

       -Do    Colorize the output using ANSI control character sequences

       -Ds    Abort if bugs are encountered even during shutdown

       -Dt    Add start time relative timestamps to debugging messages

       -De    Add EPOCH (1-1-1970 GMT) based timestamps to debugging messages

       -Df    Add GMT timestamps to debugging messages in format YYYYMMDDhhmmss.uuuuuu


       Each command is sent to the YATE modules immediately after initialization.  Modules define
       command  syntax  so  that is not described here. Please look at the documentation for each


       - SIGTERM and SIGINT (Ctrl-C) will cleanly stop the engine

       - SIGQUIT (Ctrl-\) will reinitialize the modules

       - SIGHUP will reinitialize the modules if started in daemon mode (-d)

       - SIGUSR1 will initiate a gracefull restart (when no plugin is busy)

       - SIGUSR2 will initiate an immediate restart


       Under various *BSD implementations the dlclose() function is broken  and  may  generate  a
       segfault on exit.

       Some  libpthread  implementations  are broken and may fail to start the threads or fail to
       cleanup when the thread terminates.


       Paul Chitescu <>
       Diana Cionoiu <>