The documentation of the command line tools states that starting a coordinator is possible
---+++ Starting a Workflow, Coordinator or Bundle Job
$ oozie job -oozie http://localhost:11000/oozie -start 14-20090525161321-oozie-joe
The =start= option starts a previously submitted workflow job, coordinator job or bundle job that is in =PREP= status.
After the command is executed the workflow job will be in =RUNNING= status, coordinator job will be in =RUNNING= status and
bundle job will be in =RUNNING=status.
OOZIE-923 this should not be possible. The documentation should be changed to not include coordinators in this section or mention that starting a coordinator from the CLI is not possible.