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From "Benedict (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (CASSANDRA-8500) Improve cassandra-stress help pages
Date Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:13:13 GMT
Benedict created CASSANDRA-8500:
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             Summary: Improve cassandra-stress help pages
                 Key: CASSANDRA-8500
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-8500
             Project: Cassandra
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: Tools
            Reporter: Benedict


cassandra-stress is flummoxing a lot of people. As well as rewriting its README, we should
improve the help pages so that they're more legible. 

We should offer an "all" option that prints every sub-page, so it can be scanned like a README
(and perhaps make the basis of said file), and we should at least stop printing all of the
distribution parameter options every time they appear, as they're very common now. 

Offering some help about how to make the best out of the help might itself be a good idea,
as well as perhaps printing what all of the options within each subgroup are in the summary
page, so there is no pecking at them to be done.

There should be a dedicated distribution help page that can explain all of the parameters
that are currently just given names we hope are sufficiently descriptive.

Finally, we should make sure all of the descriptions of each option are clear.



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