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  1. Hadoop Common
  2. HADOOP-13802

Make generic options help more consistent, and aligned

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.6.0
    • Fix Version/s: 2.9.0, 3.0.0-alpha2
    • Component/s: None
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      Description

      The generic options have always been this:

      Generic options supported are
      -conf <configuration file>     specify an application configuration file
      -D <property=value>            use value for given property
      -fs <local|namenode:port>      specify a namenode
      -jt <local|resourcemanager:port>    specify a ResourceManager
      -files <comma separated list of files>    specify comma separated files to be copied to the map reduce cluster
      -libjars <comma separated list of jars>    specify comma separated jar files to include in the classpath.
      -archives <comma separated list of archives>    specify comma separated archives to be unarchived on the compute machines.
      
      The general command line syntax is
      bin/hadoop command [genericOptions] [commandOptions]
      

      However, almost all the hadoop command help follow an unwritten style which is similar to man page descriptions.
      This is the proposed improvement.

      Generic options supported are:
      -conf <configuration file>     specify an application configuration file
      -D <property=value>            define a value for given property
      -fs <local|namenode:port>      specify a namenode
      -jt <local|jobtracker:port>    specify a job tracker
      -files <file1,...>             specify a comma-separated list of files to be copied to the map reduce cluster
      -libjars <jar1,...>            specify a comma-separated list of jar files to be included in the classpath
      -archives <archive1,...>       specify a comma-separated list of archives to be unarchived on the compute machines
      

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        1. HADOOP-13802.4.patch
          3 kB
          Mingliang Liu
        2. HADOOP-13802.3.patch
          3 kB
          Grant Sohn
        3. HADOOP-13802.2.patch
          2 kB
          Grant Sohn
        4. HADOOP-13802.1.patch
          3 kB
          Grant Sohn

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                gsohn Grant Sohn
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                gsohn Grant Sohn
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