Compressor 4 - Command Options

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Command Options

This table provides information about each of the command options for submitting jobs.


Submission command option

Use to specify the name of the cluster to which you want to send
the job. Using the cluster name, Compressor looks for the cluster
on the network in order to use it.

-clustername <name>

User password for the cluster specified by





-password <value>

Use to specify a name for the batch so that you can easily recognize
it in Share Monitor.

-batchname <name>

Optionally, you can use


to enter the cluster ID (IP

address) and port number instead of using


. (When

you enter the cluster ID and port number, less time is required to
find the cluster on the network.) Enclose the IP address and port as

"tcp://<ip address>:<port>"

Also, if your cluster requires a password, you must supply a password
that is set for QuickClusters in the Apple Qmaster Sharing window
in Compressor, or for manually created clusters, in
Apple Qadministrator. The format is


[username:password]@<ip address>:<port>

. The

username is not checked, so it can be any username, but the
password must be valid. You can also use




as follows:

-clusterid @<ip address>:<port> -password



Compressor -show

to see a cluster’s ip address

and port number (clusterid).

-clusterid <user


address:port number>

Specifies the priority level for a job.

-priority <value>

Specifies the location of the source file.

-jobpath <url>

Specifies the location of the settings for the job.

-settingpath <url>

Specifies the destination file URL for the job.

-destinationpath <url>

Gives detailed information for a batch or a job.

-info <xml>

Use to specify the number of seconds before Compressor can quit
when looking for a cluster. The default value is 30. A value of 0 puts
no limit on the time out and allows Compressor to browse the
network for as long as it needs to find the cluster.

-timeout <seconds>


Appendix C

Using the Command Line

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Submission command option

Shows the ID information for the cluster specified with




, or for all clusters if no cluster is



Displays information regarding the required parameters for the