# Getting Started With The Bespoken CLI

# What is the Bespoken CLI

The Bespoken CLI are a set of tools created by us to let you develop faster and better. Do not slow-down for:

Time-consuming server deployments
Over-complicated and highly manual testing routines

# Installation

To install the Bespoken command line tool (bst) do:

$ npm install bespoken-tools -g

Note: If you are on MacOS and the command fails, it is probably because you need to run it with sudo, like this:

$ sudo npm install bespoken-tools -g

Verify the installation by typing:

$ bst

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You will then be able to use our commands, described below:

  • Proxy Proxies the Alexa service to your laptop - develop and debug with the real Alexa
  • Utter Emulate utterances coming from Alexa, without Alexa. Magic!
  • Intend Emulate intents coming from Alexa
  • Launch Emulate launch requests coming from Alexa
  • Speak Sends utterances directly to the real Alexa

You can also use:

  • --version, -v - Indicates the current BST and Node versions
  • --help, -h - Shows usage information

# Updating

To update bst:

$ npm update bespoken-tools -g