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From "Ian Rogers (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (CASSANDRA-1565) cassandra-cli use consistant flags and improve error messages
Date Fri, 01 Oct 2010 13:43:33 GMT
cassandra-cli use consistant flags and improve error messages
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                 Key: CASSANDRA-1565
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-1565
             Project: Cassandra
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: Tools
    Affects Versions: 0.7 beta 1
         Environment: Centos 5 using http://mirror.lividpenguin.com/pub/apache//cassandra/0.7.0/apache-cassandra-0.7.0-beta1-bin.tar.gz

            Reporter: Ian Rogers
            Priority: Minor



nodetool uses "-h" to specify the host to connect to but cassandra-cli uses "-host" which
is a pain to remember.

More importantly, if you do use "-h" then there's no error!  If you do this and then try to
"show keyspaces" or some such you just get an entirely accurate though confusing "not connected
to a cluster" error.

1. Make the flags consistant amongst all the tools where appropriate.

2. If you supply a flag to a tool it doesn't recognise then the tool should error immediately
and display its usage message.

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