Github user mikewalch commented on a diff in the pull request: https://github.com/apache/accumulo/pull/160#discussion_r83081054 --- Diff: INSTALL.md --- @@ -26,33 +25,41 @@ source code. Unpack as follows. tar xzf <some dir>/accumulo-X.Y.Z-bin.tar.gz cd accumulo-X.Y.Z +There are four scripts in the the `bin/` directory that are use to manage Accumulo: + +1. `accumulo` - Runs Accumulo command-line tools and starts Accumulo processes +2. `accumulo-service` - Runs Accumulo processes as services +3. `accumulo-single`- Manages Accumulo on a single node +4. `accumulo-cluster` - Manages Accumulo on a cluster --- End diff -- The `accumulo-cluster` command requires the host files (tservers, master, gc, etc) to be created. I created the the `accumulo-single` to avoid having to create them. However, I think you are right about removing it. It's pretty easy to create them using `accumulo-cluster bootstrap-config` and it would be nice to reduce the number of scripts in bin/.
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