gsgw1037:/homes/arkady/CDSR> hod allocate -n 4 -d xx
error: bin/hod failed to start.
error: invalid 'clusterdir' specified in section hod (--hod.clusterdir): xx
error: 1 problem found.
Check your command line options and/or your configuration file /grid/0/kryptonite/hod/conf/hodrc
- Directory 'xx' does not exist - the message shuold say "Non-existing directory" (or "directory not found"), not "invalid"
- checking the configuration file will not help, the advice is confusing
- checking the command line options is the obvious thing to do – the advise is unnecessary.
(2) when hod does not understand the command, it prints the whole help options message – which clobbers the screen and is confusing. It should give a meaningful message – and may say "type hod help for more info"