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From "Jarek Jarcec Cecho (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (KAFKA-1654) Provide a way to override server configuration from command line
Date Tue, 04 Nov 2014 20:53:34 GMT

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Jarek Jarcec Cecho commented on KAFKA-1654:
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Thank you for the feedback [~nehanarkhede]! I'll take a look and incorporate the changes :)

> Provide a way to override server configuration from command line
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: KAFKA-1654
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/KAFKA-1654
>             Project: Kafka
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: core
>    Affects Versions: 0.8.1.1
>            Reporter: Jarek Jarcec Cecho
>            Assignee: Jarek Jarcec Cecho
>             Fix For: 0.8.3
>
>         Attachments: KAFKA-1654.patch
>
>
> I've been recently playing with Kafka and I found the current way of server configuration
quite inflexible. All the configuration options have to be inside a properties file and there
is no way how they can be overridden for execution.  In order to temporarily change one property
I had to copy the config file and change the property there. Hence, I'm wondering if people
would be open to provide a way how to specify and override the configs from the command line
when starting Kafka?
> Something like:
> {code}
> ./bin/kafka-server-start.sh -Dmy.cool.property=X kafka.properties
> {code}
> or 
> {code}
> ./bin/kafka-server-start.sh --set my.cool.property=X kafka.properties
> {code}
> I'm more than happy to take a stab at it, but I would like to see if there is an interest
for such capability?



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