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Remote control OBS from the command line

obs-cli is a thin wrapper around https://github.com/haganbmj/obs-websocket-js, which in turn is a wrapper around https://github.com/Palakis/obs-websocket. It supports authentication and everything else that obs-websocket provides.


 snap install obs-cli


 Usage: obs-cli [options] <request[=arguments]...>

 Remote control OBS from the command line.

   request[=arguments]        a request name (for example, ‘GetRecordingFolder’), optionally followed by arguments (for
                              example, ‘SetRecordingFolder='{ "rec-folder": "/tmp/" }'’) (see
                              https://github.com/Palakis/obs-websocket/blob/4.x-current/docs/generated/protocol.md for the
                              complete list of requests and their arguments)

   -a, --address <address>    the address to the machine in which OBS is running and the port configured in OBS under Tools >
                              WebSockets Server Settings (default: "localhost:4444")
   -p, --password <password>  the password configured in OBS under Tools > WebSockets Server Settings
   -f, --field <field>        project a field out of the OBS response, for example, given an OBS response of ‘[{ ...,
                              "streaming": false, ...}]’ and a <field> of ‘0.streaming’, obs-cli outputs just ‘false’; this is
                              a convenience for applications that need only one part of the response
   -V, --version              output the version number
   -h, --help                 display help for command

An unofficial snap built with ❤︎ by Martin Wimpress using configuration at https://github.com/Wimpressive-Snaps/obs-cli-snap from the upstream project source https://github.com/leafac/obs-cli

Details for obs-cli

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Last updated
  • 22 February 2021 - latest/stable



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